Monday, October 24, 2011

Ottawa: Glory of the Byzantine Rite (And Proof that Nice Churches Can Still Be Built)


Constructed in 1984. A fitting and significant 1980s new church construction.

Visit when in the nation's capital: http://www.st-john-baptist-shrine.ca/.

6 comments:

  1. it is a very nice church. I like it.

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  2. der Zeit ihre Kunst
    der Kunst ihre Freiheit

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  3. The aesthetic sensitivity is strongest in the byzantine rite.

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  4. Dedicated by Pope John Paul II AD 1984.

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  5. The church is beautiful.
    Interesting style of iconography.
    It lacks an iconostasis though.

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  6. Having been a long-time parishioner here, I can state that the above is incorrect: there IS indeed an iconostasis--albeit one designed by a modern art professor rather than a top-drawer iconographer.

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