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Crete-Arkadi monastery

 

Interior of the church.  In common with all Greek Orthodox (and Russian Orthodox) churches, there are no pews or seats, apart from a few that you see at the left of the image, intended for the elderly and infirm.

 

Crete-Arkadi monastery

 

Interior of the church.  In common with all Greek Orthodox (and Russian Orthodox) churches, there are no pews or seats, apart from a few that you see at the left of the image, intended for the elderly and infirm.

 

comments (15)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 8 Mar 2019, 00:37
It is not easy to make those light fittings work here, Tom.
Tom Wilson: A tricky job!
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  • 8 Mar 2019, 01:33
very different style for me to view
Tom Wilson: Yes, very different from the Western churches.
Joli traitement sépia. C'est la première fois que je vois une église sans siège.
Tom Wilson: Toutes les églises orthodoxes orientales sont comme ça.
Simple but impressive, Tom.
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Frank.
A really nice image!!
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Elizabeth.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 8 Mar 2019, 06:33
Everyone except the oldies stand all through the service then Tom. I'd never thought about this before
Tom Wilson: I attended a service in Russia (before the collapse of communism) - the church was full of mainly women of a certain age, and all standing.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 8 Mar 2019, 06:39
As Churches used to be in this country - no pews
Tom Wilson: But it seems that ours have had seating of various kinds for a long time - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pew
It's a different concept than what I've ever experienced, Tom, in a church. I suppose it's like standing throughout a football game???? smile
Tom Wilson: Something like that, but perhaps not quite as exciting? smile
  • Chad
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 8 Mar 2019, 08:05
Standing for some of their three hour services would get to my back.
Tom Wilson: I think my knees would complain!
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 8 Mar 2019, 08:08
I like the sober style here, Tom. Simple and beautiful.
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Astrid.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 8 Mar 2019, 08:18
At first I thought the lack of seating is a sign of disuse - but I soon realised I was wrong. Lovely shot - brings back memories for me.
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Louis.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 8 Mar 2019, 10:21
a fine, atmospheric image - I needed a seat at the left.
Tom Wilson: I'm sure you could stand through the service! ;-)
Pews are really a Victorian invention I believe
Tom Wilson: Wikipedia has the answer for you, Bill - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pew
I submitted window designs for an orthodox church years ago. It was a contract I really would have liked.
Tom Wilson: Yes, that could have been an interesting contract!
You've been into the sort of building I would really like to go in Tom. I've noticed on films of their servcies everybody is standing, and I believe only the clergy are allowed to pass beyond those doors at the back.
Tom Wilson: Yes, you are right, only the clergy go behind the "iconastas" - the altar is located behind the iconastas - there's a good description here: http://stgeorgeparish.org.au/information/1029/1034/

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