Photos and Videos tagged with #Churches
Bienvenidos 30 Churches = 30 Days "LosAngeles
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Saint Mark's Basilica in Venice, Italy #churches
- 249 days ago via site
Putin urges international community to resist #repressions against Christians
The rights of religious #minorities, including #Christians, are being infringed all over the planet and #humanity must take measures to stop such instances, Vladimir #Putin said at the meeting with Orthodox Christian leaders in Moscow.
“In many of the World’s regions, especially in the Middle East and in North Africa inter-confessional tensions are mounting and the rights of religious minorities are infringed, including Christians and Orthodox Christians,” the Russian President noted, adding that such conflicts could lead to the most serious consequences.
Putin called for immediate measures to prevent such situations.
He added that Russia has tremendous experience in reaching and maintaining inter-confessional peace and accord, and is ready to share it.
The head of the Russian Orthodox Church Patriarch Kirill said at the same meeting that the attempts to push Christians out of #Syria would lead to a “civilization catastrophe”. The #patriarch noted that Syria was the birthplace of Christianity and the fact that believers get killed and purged in the course of the #military #conflict was a tragedy for #Orthodox #Churches, international #culture and for everyday #people.
Putin was meeting the heads of the delegations from all 15 Orthodox Churches who arrived in Moscow to take part in the celebrations dedicated to the 1,025th anniversary of the “Baptism of Russia” – the official adoption of Christianity in Kievan Rus by Prince Vladimir in 988AD.
The 15 Orthodox Churches jointly unite over 225 million of believers.
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Made it to 7 #churches today (didn't get a bulletin from one place) which ties my one day record! So hurray!
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French photographer Fabrice Fouillet has traveled the world, capturing beautifully majestic churches whose architecture strays from traditional examples of cathedrals. The religious grounds that Fouillet has specifically chosen to document, many of which were built in the decades following World War II, boast modern designs with a minimalist aesthetic. Fouillet composes each photograph in the same manner, placing the altar at the bottom and accentuating the height of each space. Though at first these establishments were criticized for their separation from customary structural appearances, they are wholly embraced today as breathtaking places of worship that celebrate religion in a modern era.
The photo series, titled Corpus Christi, features a number of churches that incorporate their own style of architectural design. However, despite having their own unique aesthetic, they share similarities in their deviations from typical, dated designs while retaining their respective establishments' pride in faith. There is an unmistakable presence of sharp, geometric forms in these houses of worship that is not prominent in typically Gothic churches. Yet, like most cathedrals, there is a wide expanse of vertical space, signifying a reach to the heavens and man's tiny stature in comparison to sacred greatness.
The photographer says, "Corpus Christi highlights the architectural aesthetic of the new places of worship and their hymn to minimalism, which has represented a genuine creative inspiration in modern religious architecture… [T]hey reveal a new conception of the sacred, a representation of the divine imbued with modernity… ."
First photo: Eglise St Martin-Donges (Colmar, Haut-Rhin, France)
Architect: Jean Dorian
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