Canons on church architecture?
Posted 23 December 2010 - 03:06 AM
Posted 23 December 2010 - 02:07 PM
The wikipedia article on Orthodox Church construction has some lovely pictures which capture the variations and similarities rather effectively here: Eastern Orthodox church architecture
Herman the architectural Pooh
Posted 24 December 2010 - 01:44 PM
I notice Hagia Sophia is noticeably missing from the wiki site.
I doubt the holy cave dwellers carved much out of the inside of solid rock to "form" any kind of structure for a church.
A couple of years ago when our church sponsored a pilgrimage to the Crimea, on one of the Sunday afternoons we visited the most amazing rock structures that in Byzantine times had been a whole city. The whole area was on the very top of a very great height and had been extensively carved into. Among these structures was what had clearly been a church carved into the rock like a cave. The altar and side benches were still clearly visible. It looked a bit like the structures seen in photos of Cappadocia. But the whole area also had a bit of an ancient Athonite feeling- like the cave near Simonos Petras or Agiou Pavlou. Whatever had gone on there over a thousand years ago it clearly represented Byzantine and anchoretic influences on a highly developed level.
In Christ- Fr Raphael pilgrimage to kiev & crimea 2009 428.JPG 1.27MB 33 downloads
0 user(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users