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"We have concluded that when the principle of phyletism (i.e. ecclesiastical nationalism) is juxtaposed with the teaching of the Gospel and the constant practice of the Church, it is not only foreign to it, but also completely opposed, to it. We decree the following in the Holy Spirit: 1. We reject and condemn racial division, that is, racial differences, national quarrels and disagreements in the Church of Christ, as being contrary to the teaching of the Gospel and the holy canons of our blessed fathers, on which the holy Church is established and which adorn human society and lead it to Divine piety. 2. In accordance with the holy canons, we proclaim that those who accept such division according to races and who dare to base on it hitherto unheard-of racial assemblies are foreign to the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church and are real schismatics."
Re: St Thomas New Church Building
Posted by Leo on 7/12/2011, 9:32 am, in reply to "St Thomas New Church Building"
Heaven and earth meet! |
Hey Herman, is that an expression of how difficult it was to build?!!!
For those more curious, a better picture is available in shot no. 22 here: http://www.apostlethomas.org/public/sv/gallery.php?ssid=25.
IIUC, the architecture is very traditionally Carpathian, but also evokes pre-stone, original Russian wooden churches ... which recently were making a comeback out of the need to build so many, more economically ... even in kit-fashion or modular/prefabricated! Orthodox also traditionally built with wood in Finland.
Looks great, especially there in the "woods"! Distinctive, too! A regular "Waldorf Astoria"! (Just kidding.)