Sunday, September 11, 2016

Visiting The Shrine

This is St. John The Baptist Ukranian Catholic Shrine, north of what I showed you yesterday. The parish itself dates back to 1914, as the only Ukranian Catholic parish in the area. The current church dates to 1987, and has been designated a shrine from the start. It's in a Neo-Byzantine style, built to honour the millennium of Christianity in Kiev. The building features stained glass windows (which I've only seen from the outside) by two artists from Ukraine, done around the turn of the century. The grounds also include the Shevchenko Monument, commemorating the 19th century Ukranian poet, writer, and artist Taras Shevchenko. His name is in many places and on many monuments around the world, including a monument in Washington, DC.

24 comments:

  1. Nice set of photos William! The church is gorgeous and you caught it in such great light.

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  2. Wow, that is an incredibly beautiful place!

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  3. Impressive. It is such a new church. It may be the youngest Byzantine Catholic Church in North America.

    Janis
    GDP

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  4. Very impressive building. Have a fantastic Sunday!

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  5. The monument, the stained glass and the building itself are wonderful William.. I do like the perspective you've taken with the monument, perfect!

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  6. Que construção magnífica.
    As formas desta bela arquitetura impressionam
    Um feliz domingo
    Abraços

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  7. @Bill: it is ideal in late day light.

    @Sharon: very much so.

    @Janis: it is quite a rarity.

    @Nancy: thanks!

    @Grace: it seemed another case of an angle Luis would take.

    @Gracita: thank you!

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  8. I think all churches are beautiful, but this one really stands out!

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  9. What a beautiful building. You've got some great photos from different angles.

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  10. Eine schöne Kirche tolle Bilder.

    Noke

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  11. It's a lovely building! I like your "Luis tilt" shot, William! ;-)

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  12. @Norma: I agree.

    @Marleen: it is!

    @Red: it's such a photogenic building, after all.

    @Noke: thanks!

    @Linda: indeed!

    @RedPat: the tilt seemed appropriate!

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  13. It is a beautiful structure, and the tall columns with the statues on top are great.

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  14. A beautiful church. Even the stained glass looked wonderful as seen from the outside.

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  15. The first few look like something out of a Disney movie.

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  16. Great shots! Such interesting architecture and different angles.

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  17. What beautiful and different-looking building.

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  18. What a beautiful church.
    I have never been in Ukrainia, but I have been in Russia and seen smaller similar churches.

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  19. That's quite a beautiful building. You've captured its lines and angles beautifully.

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