Wednesday, May 16, 2012

The weirdest Orthodox Church

The weirdest Orthodox Church is located near the Peloponnesian city of Tripoli, Southern Greece, dedicated to St. Fotini. The architecture and its materials, make this church unique, as it goes against the traditional Byzantine and Eastern Orthodox architectural style. 

The materials used for the construction of this building came from previous buildings and ancient Greek temples from the archaeological site of Ancient Mantinia, emphasising the transition from the Twelve Gods of Ancient Greece to Christianity. 

St. Fotini was completed in 1969 and has since become one of the most famous attractions of the area; it was inaugurated in 1978 and since has been a church mainly for baptisms. 

One can only describe the architectural style of this unique church as being a marriage between Byzantine, Ancient Greek, Egyptian, Mexican (in many respects) and Chinese traditions. 

I would like to thank my uncle Dimitri and auntie Maria for the wonderful pictures and for taking me to this unique church. 

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