Monday, November 1, 2010

The Cathedral

I attended a baptism recently held at a Greek Orthodox Cathedral in northern NJ.









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28 comments:

MaggieGem said...

Lovely blues in these images! I love the artwork in churches!

Jay Simser said...

These are beautiful. However whenever I see pictures like these I think of an itinerant who lived 2000+ years ago and said things like "take what you have and sell it and give it to the poor." and wonder what he would say about all the things which have been done (built etc.) in His name.

Kay Dennison said...

Glorious photos!!!!! What church is this?

chubskulit said...

Beautiful details!

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Ralph said...

This is absolutely beautiful! I see the stars in the ceiling, the tiles are stunning. Likewise the stained glass. As a place of worship, this is a place to contemplate in the realm of beauty and glory...

Leora said...

So ornate. Lovely details. For a minute, I imagined the church as in Italy. Though the outside looks like New Jersey.

Cloudia said...

Thank you. Enjoyed visiting the Orth art!



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Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

What an inspiring Church -- your pictures are amazing!

Rambling Woods said...

Beautiful Church.....love all the detail in the windows...You had wondered about my red leaf pile. It was japanese and striped (yellow) leaves just raked into a pile and then I looked down and thought it looked pretty......Michelle

Lisa (Mountain Photog) said...

Those are wonderful photos, Dianne! Such a colorful, vibrant church. So much more cheerful than the Catholic churches I remember as a child. . .

Maria @ LSS said...

Wonderful photos. Love the stained glass window.

@nemonen said...

Lovely and colourful.

EG Wow said...

The art is so beautifully rich in colours! You'd have to experience a feeling of awe entering this church no matter what your religious beliefs!

Gattina said...

You shot beautiful pictures !

Mar said...

Breathtaking place and fantastic pictures!
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Daryl said...

What a beautiful place ...

Auntie E said...

Love those mosaics.
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Robin said...

Great reds but it's the blues in these images which really captivate me. They quite remind me of the special shade of blue of Chartres Cathedral (aptly named "Chartres Blue").

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Dimple said...

So ornate and colorful! A feast for the eyes!
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EG Wow said...

Hi Dianne,
I'm back again to say how beautiful the blue is. :)

Dave said...

love the different patterns!

Rebecca said...

Wow, beautiful! I love the stained glass. Such a great idea, I wish we had more of it!

Woody said...

Such a great collection of blues!

Elizabeth said...

Oh, I bet there was so much to photograph there. You got some really great shots! I think that second-to-last one is my favorite.

SouthernSass said...

Beautiful photos!

Jim said...

Don't you just love those icons in the Orthodox churches! You found some real beauties, wonderful works of art.
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Sara Chapman in Seattle, USA said...

Quite a tour of an impressive place. Time means nothing when creating these.

Pagan Sphinx said...

What opulence, huh? It is very grand inside those huge places. My favorite thing is always the amazing glass work of the windows.

You got some really gorgeous shots, luv!

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