Orthodox churches are often well worth a visit for the presence of spitituality and devotion. This is a fine example. Richly decorated even if the congretation had to do with malachite green paint not the costly mineral.
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Outside looks very simple. But don't be fooled and walk pass it. Inside the church is simply stunning. All the detail works, sculpture and the atmosphere are second to none, in my view. No photo allowed, otherwise I would have shot tons of them.
This Baroque building in the shape of a Latin Cross was constructed in 1638 and later rebuilt in the 18th century after a fire in the building.The religious interior decor of all Russian Orthodox churches are beautiful and this church was no exception.Next to the...More
This building is a feast for the senses. But more than that, it feels to be a calm and serene haven. The church building is surrounded by a garden and other smaller buildings and seems to be a hub for current believers. It was a...More
06/08 July, 2017. The Holy Spirit Orthodox Church at its main entrance, prohibits photography. The interior is characterised by the rich green colour prevading throughout most of the structure. I visited the place on two days, 06 July and 08 July, the first being the...More
This Orthodox Church contains the remains of three holy monks. The vivid green interior decor is startling and the ever sweeping attendant keeps the floor spotless.
Straight in the heart of Vilnius is this amazing place, full of head covered babushkas sweeping the floors and shining candelabras, monks strolling in the garden, golden icons adorning the green walls, this is so different from western European standards that it made me understand...More
Very impressive interior, in particular the reredos (behind the altar). The exterior is rather spoiled by scaffolding right now (July 2017).
In a city with more than it's fair share of Catholic churches this Russian Orthodox site provides an alternative perspective Interior is dominated by it's attractive green decor
The old Russian Orthodox complex of the Church of the Holy Spirit is located in the Old Town. This church was built on the site of a former wooden one. The church has been extended and renovated throughout the centuries, but it nevertheless retained its...More