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Religion
Country
Province
State
Place
Location
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Christianity: Orthodox
Bosnia Hercegovina
Sarajevo
Orthodox Cathedral
 The cathedral was built in 1872.
Christianity: Orthodox
Bulgaria
Sofia
Sveta Nedelya Church
 The Sveta Nedelya Church (1863) is in the centre of Sofia.
Christianity: Orthodox
Bulgaria
Sofia
Aleksander Nevski Church
 The 1912 Aleksander Nevski Church is a memorial to Russians who died for Bulgaria's independence from the Ottoman Empire.
Christianity: Orthodox
Bulgaria
Veliko Tarnovo
 The Forty Martyrs Church in the Asenova district dates from 1230.
Christianity: Orthodox
Bulgaria
Varna
Cathedral of the Assumtion
 The Cathedral of the Assumtion of the Virgin is Varna's landmark. It dates from the 1880s.
Christianity: Orthodox
Bulgaria
Varna
St Sarkis Church
 The St Sarkis Armenian Apostolic Church dates from 1842.
Christianity: Orthodox
Cyprus
Troudos Mountains
 One of the many churches in the Troudos Mountains.
Christianity: Orthodox
Egypt
Cairo
Church of the Virgin
 The 7th century Coptic Church of the Virgin built over a Roman bastion in Cairo.
Christianity: Orthodox
Egypt
Cairo
 The Church of St George is Greek Orthodox and was built in the 10th century from a Roman bastion.
Christianity: Orthodox
Egypt
Sinai
St Katherine Monastery
 The Greek Orthodox St Katherine Monastery (4th Century) in the Sinai Desert.
Christianity: Orthodox
Estonia
Tallinn
 St Nicholas Church is an Orthodox place of worship for the large Russian minority in the city.
Christianity: Orthodox
Estonia
Tallinn
Toompea
 The Russian Orthodox Alexander Nevsky Cathedral dates from 1900.
Christianity: Orthodox
Ethiopia
Addis Ababa
St George's Cathedral
 The octagonal Cathedral of St George dates from 1910.
Christianity: Orthodox
Ethiopia
Addis Ababa
Holy Trinity Cathedral
 A wall of Icons.
Christianity: Orthodox
Ethiopia
Bahir Dar
St George's Church
 St George's Church is the largest in the city.
Christianity: Orthodox
Ethiopia
Lake Tana
Zege Peninsula
Beta Maryam
 The 14th century church of Beta Maryam Monastery.
Christianity: Orthodox
Ethiopia
Lake Tana
Zege Peninsula
Azuwa Maryam
 The 14th century church of Azuwa Maryam is one of many on the Zege Peninsula.
Christianity: Orthodox
Ethiopia
Lake Tana
Kebran Gabriel
 The church of Kebran Gabriel is round and has a corregated iron roof.
Christianity: Orthodox
Ethiopia
Gondar
Gemjabet Maryam Church
 The church is round and painted yellow and red.
Christianity: Orthodox
Ethiopia
Gondar
Debre Berhan Selassie Church
 The main entrance used by priests.
Christianity: Orthodox
Ethiopia
Aksum
St Mary of Zion Church
 The New St Mary of Zion Church dates from the 1960s.
Christianity: Orthodox
Ethiopia
Aksum
St Mary of Zion Church
 The Ark of the Covenant is believed by Ethiopians to contain the original ark given to Moses by God.
Christianity: Orthodox
Ethiopia
Tigray
Yeha
Church of Abuna Aftse
 The Church of Abuna Aftse in the village of Yeha.
Christianity: Orthodox
Ethiopia
Tigray
Debre Damo
 The nunnery.
Christianity: Orthodox
Ethiopia
Lalibela
Bet Giyorgis
 The rock hewn church of Bet Giyorgis stands in a pit of excavated rock.
Christianity: Orthodox
Ethiopia
Lalibela
Bet Medhane Alem
 Aksumite and cross shaped windows.
Christianity: Orthodox
Ethiopia
Lalibela
Bet Maryam
 Bet Maryam is the oldest church in Lalibela and is dedicated to the Virgin.
Christianity: Orthodox
Ethiopia
Lalibela
Bet Maryam
 Detail of an icon of Maryam (Mary) and Jesus.
Christianity: Orthodox
Ethiopia
Lalibela
Bet Meskel
 Bet Meskel is carved into the northern wall of the pit containing Bet Maryam.
Christianity: Orthodox
Ethiopia
Lalibela
Bet Danaghel
 Bet Danaghel is free standing and overlooks a group of three churches.
Christianity: Orthodox
Ethiopia
Lalibela
Bet Mikael
 Carved monolithic columns and ceiling with cross.
Christianity: Orthodox
Ethiopia
Lalibela
Bet Golgotha
 Carved saint and wall paintings.
Christianity: Orthodox
Ethiopia
Lalibela
Bet Gabriel-Rufael
 The angel Gabriel with Madonna and child.
Christianity: Orthodox
Ethiopia
Lalibela
Bet Merkorios
 St Abbo is always shown clothed in his own hair with lions and leopards in attendance.
Christianity: Orthodox
Ethiopia
Lalibela
Bet Amanuel
 Bet Amanuel is free standing and occupies its own pit.
Christianity: Orthodox
Finland
Helsinki
Katajanokka
 The Russian Orthodox Uspenski Cathedral (1868) is full of icons.
Christianity: Orthodox
Georgia
Tbilisi
Old City
Jvaris Mama Church
 The Jvaris Mama Church dates from the 16th century.
Christianity: Orthodox
Georgia
Tbilisi
Old City
Sioni Cathedral
 Icons over the entrance of the cathedral.
Christianity: Orthodox
Georgia
Tbilisi
Old City
Karis Eklesia
 The Karis Eklesia church was constrcted from the rubble of a larger church destroyed by the Mongols.
Christianity: Orthodox
Georgia
Tbilisi
Old City
Anchiskhati Basilica
 Babtismal font.
Christianity: Orthodox
Georgia
Tbilisi
Old City
St George Cathedral
 The interior of the cathedral.
Christianity: Orthodox
Georgia
Tbilisi
Narikala Fortress
Church of St Nicholas
 Interior murals.
Christianity: Orthodox
Georgia
Tbilisi
Metekhi Church
 Metekhi Church and the statue of King Vakhtang Gorgasali from Metekhi Bridge.
Christianity: Orthodox
Georgia
Tbilisi
 The Tsminda Sameba Cathedral dominates the city from a hilltop.
Christianity: Orthodox
Georgia
Tbilisi
Kashveti Church
 Kashveti Church is a 1910 copy of an 11th century original.
Christianity: Orthodox
Georgia
Uplistsikhe
Uplistsulis Church
 Icons in the simple church interior.
Christianity: Orthodox
Georgia
Mtskheta
Svetitskhoveli Cathedral
 The Svetitskhoveli Cathedral is an 11th century church surrounded by an 18th century wall.
Christianity: Orthodox
Georgia
Mtskheta
Jvari Church
 The Jvari Church overlooks Mtskheta and is the holiest in Georgia.
Christianity: Orthodox
Georgia
Military Highway
Arugvi Valley
Ananuri Fortress
 One of four external crosses on the Assuption Church in the fortress.
Christianity: Orthodox
Georgia
Military Highway
Kazbegi
Tsminda Sameba Church
 The 14th century Tsminda Sameba church.
Christianity: Orthodox
Georgia
Davit Gareja
Lavra Monastery
 Lavra Monastery was first inhabited in the 6th century.
Christianity: Orthodox
Georgia
Davit Gareja
Lavra Monastery
 The Church of St Nicholas.
Christianity: Orthodox
Georgia
Davit Gareja
Udabno Monastery
 Small cave shrine.
Christianity: Orthodox
Greece
Meteora
Kalambaka
 The Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary.
Christianity: Orthodox
Greece
Meteora
Agia Triada Monastery
 The frescos inside the church date from 1741.
Christianity: Orthodox
Greece
Meteora
Agios Stefanos Monastery
 The newer church dates from 1798. It is dedicated to Agios Charalambous.
Christianity: Orthodox
Greece
Meteora
Varlaam Monastery
 The interior of the church is covered with frescos.
Christianity: Orthodox
Greece
Meteora
Great Meteoro Monastery
 The interior of the church contains many hanging ornaments.
Christianity: Orthodox
Greece
Thessaloniki
Church of Agios Demetrios
 The 8th century mosaics were painted over by the Ottomans and recovered in 1913.
Christianity: Orthodox
Greece
Thessaloniki
Church of Agios Demetrios
 Silver candle holder.
Christianity: Orthodox
Greece
Thessaloniki
Church of Panagia Ahiropiitos
 The Church of Panagia Ahiropiitos occupies a whole block.
Christianity: Orthodox
Greece
Thessaloniki
Monastery of Vlatadon
 The interior.
Christianity: Orthodox
Greece
Cos
 Aghia Paraskeva Church in the city of Cos.
Christianity: Orthodox
Greece
Athens
Plaka
 A wedding at the Mitropolis Cathedral which dates from 1842.
Christianity: Orthodox
Greece
Athens
Agora
Church of the Holy Apostles
 The interior is covered with frescos.
Christianity: Orthodox
Greece
Athens
Church of Kapnikarea
 The painted interior.
Christianity: Orthodox
Hungary
Szentendre
Belgrade Cathedral
 The Serb Orthodox Belgrade Cathedral (1764).
Christianity: Orthodox
India
Kerala
Backwaters
Alleppey
 The Edathua Church is Syrian Orthodox.
Christianity: Orthodox
India
Kerala
Kottayam
Vallia Palli
 Vallia Palli is a 7th century Syrian Orthodox church.
Christianity: Orthodox
India
Kerala
Kottayam
Cheriya Palli
 Cheriya Palli is an 8th century church.
Christianity: Orthodox
India
Kerala
Kottapuram
 The modern Syrian Orthodox church of St Thomas.
Christianity: Orthodox
India
Kerala
Sultans Battery
 St Mary's, a Syrian Orthodox church.
Christianity: Orthodox
Iran
Tehran
 A Russian Orthodox church in northern Tehran.
Christianity: Orthodox
Iran
Esfahan
Jolfa
 The painted interior of Vank Cathedral.
Christianity: Orthodox
Iran
Esfahan
Jolfa
 The Church of Bethlehem was built in 1628.
Christianity: Orthodox
Israel / Palestine
Jerusalem
Old City
Armenian Quarter
The entrance of St Anne's Church.
Christianity: Orthodox
Israel / Palestine
Jerusalem
Old City
Church of the Holy Sepelchre
The remaining stations of the cross are within the Church of the Holy Sepelchre.
Christianity: Orthodox
Israel / Palestine
Jerusalem
Old City
Church of the Holy Sepelchre
The Armenian Chapel of Helena where the Empress discovered the true cross.
Christianity: Orthodox
Israel / Palestine
Jerusalem
Mount of Olives
Tomb of the Virgin
The tomb is Greek-Armenian Orthodox.
Christianity: Orthodox
Israel / Palestine
Jerusalem
Mount of Olives
Tomb of the Virgin
 The tomb is holy to both Christians and Muslims.
Christianity: Orthodox
Israel / Palestine
Jerusalem
En Karem
Church of John The Baptist
The church (1674) is on the site of the birth of John The Baptist.
Christianity: Orthodox
Israel / Palestine
Bethlehem
Church of the Nativity
Greek Orthodox frescos over Classical columns.
Christianity: Orthodox
Israel / Palestine
Wadi Qilt
Monastery of St George
 The Greek Orthodox Monastery of St George in the gorge.
Christianity: Orthodox
Israel / Palestine
Nazareth
Church of the Annunciation
 The Church of the Annunciation was built in 1969 on the site of four earlier churches.
Christianity: Orthodox
Israel / Palestine
Galilee
Modern (1982) Byzantine style church on the site of the feeding of the 5000.
Christianity: Orthodox
Israel / Palestine
Lod
St George
The Greek Orthodox part of the shrine.
Christianity: Orthodox
Israel / Palestine
Mount Tabor
The Greek Orthodox Church of Elijah dates from 1911.
Christianity: Orthodox
Jordan
Madaba
Church of St George
 The entrance to the church.
Christianity: Orthodox
Kazakhstan
Almaty
Panfilov Park
Zenkov Cathedral
 The cathedral was built in 1904.
Christianity: Orthodox
Kosovo
Prizren
Episcopal Church of St George
 The Episcopal Church of St George.
Christianity: Orthodox
Kosovo
Prizren
 The small brick Church of St Nicholas dates from 1331.
Christianity: Orthodox
Kosovo
Peja
Pec Monastery
 The Church of the Mother of God Hodegitria.
Christianity: Orthodox
Kosovo
Peja
Pec Monastery
 The Miraculous Icon of the Mother of God is the most famous relic in the church and dates from 1674.
Christianity: Orthodox
Kosovo
Decani Monastery
 The main church.
Christianity: Orthodox
Kosovo
Decani Monastery
 The interior.
Christianity: Orthodox
Kyrgyzstan
Karakol
Holy Trinity Cathedral
 The 1895 Holy Trinity Cathedral is made entirely of wood.
Christianity: Orthodox
Lebanon
Amyun
 Orthodox church.
Christianity: Orthodox
Lithuania
Vilnius
Old City
 Carved wooden structure holding the bodies of three 14th century martyrs in the Church of the Holy Spirit in Vilnius.
Christianity: Orthodox
Macedonia
Skopje
 Sveti Dimitrija Church.
Christianity: Orthodox
Macedonia
Skopje
Sveti Spas Church
 The main building of the church was built below ground level as it dates from Ottoman times.

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