Posted by: DG MARYOGA | 16/08/2013

Places of Worship


“If a man can arrange his religion so that it perfectly satisfies his conscience,it is not incumbent on him to care whether the arrangement is satisfactory to anyone else or not.” …

The Rock Church,also known as The Temppeliaukio, is in Helsinki.The interior roof dome is made entirely of copper wire.

Temppeliaukio - Helsinki

Temppeliaukio – Helsinki

The Rock Church - Helsinki

The Rock Church – Helsinki

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Interior Roof Dome made of copper wire

Interior Roof Dome made of copper wire

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Salty Churches : Too salty,,but so,so tasteful …  Chapel of Saint Kinga,in the Wieliczka Salt mine,Krakow,Poland

A Subterranean church carved in rock salt

A Subterranean church carved in rock salt

Salty Chandeliers

Salty Chandeliers

Salty Sculptures

Salty Sculptures

Magnificent Gothic,St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Vienna

St. Stephen's Cathedral, Vienna

St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Vienna

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Greece : From the Island of Chios and from Tinos in Cyclades

Churches in Chios

Assumption of Holy Mary – Pyrgi -Chios

Salt or Gold,our Faith is the same

New Monastery Chios 11th century

Less is more …

Country Church in Tinos

Country Church in Tinos

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The Prayer of the Dove

The Prayer of the Dove – Tinos – Cyclades

In Finland or Poland or Austria or Greece,Rock or Salt or Gold : God is Love and Love is God

Written in Greek : Mount Nebo,Jordan  «Ο Θεός αγάπη εστίν»  God is Love

It says : God is Love

It says : God is Love

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  1. […] Places of Worship (dodagrivas.wordpress.com) […]

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  2. Amy’s right- this is a beautiful post 🙂 I’ve been down that salt mine and admired that church on Tinos too. It’s surely a fine world out there.

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    • Thank you jo ! Delighted you liked my post;the salt mine and the subterranean churches are so captivating.Your Polish side must be proud.No wonder you admired the Tinos church.It seems your Mediterranean (Algavre ) experiences make you more receptive to the concrete features.Thanks for coming by and commenting.

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  3. Awesome photos. Yes, each of us honors God in his own way.

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    • I am so glad dear Gretchen for liking my church photo-series !
      “To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible.”
      St. Thomas Aquinas

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      • So true

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        • Beliefs of intangible nature,dear Gretchen ! You know it better than anybody else,as you draw so much inspiration from these sources for your sublime paintings.I have seen so much of your artwork and oftentimes the beholder has to go to deeper levels to perceive the essence of your creations.When I behold your paintings I can sense or see or read your intellect,your creativity and as for your wild imagery,I say nothing … Honoured you visit by and leave your comments.Thank you !!!

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          • Dear Doda, thank you for your friendship. It is a pleasure for me to correspond with you.

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            • And a great pleasure for me,to behold your inspirational artwork that makes me think and triggers my imagination ! Thanks a million Gretchen

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  4. […] Places of Worship is a beautiful post, take a look! […]

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    • Thanks a million dear Amy for your recommendation and your praises.I feel totally flattered.

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  5. Dear Doda, Thank you for posting these magnificent cathedrals and churches! Most of all, the quote, how insightful. Have a great day! ~Amy

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    • Thaaaank you dear Amy for appreciating it.One can be amazed at the different ways people express their faith.Even in ancient times they erected colossal Temples.I mentioned you on Twitter because I found the subject relevant to mine.Enjoy your weekend,Doda

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      • THANKS to you, Dear Doda! I love how you dedicate your beautiful post to the faith of people. The quote is powerful! Thank you for the Twitter 🙂

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        • I strongly believe in T.Aquinas sage quote : “To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible.It seems my humble post is thought-provoking,isn’t it ? Once again many thanks for coming by again and for your praiseful comments.As for the Twitter,I am excited I have one more remarkable follower !!!

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