The Most Beautiful Churches and Cathedrals of Europe and the World

The Most Beautiful Churches and Cathedrals of Europe and the World

Posted by on Mar 9, 2016 in Religion |

Churches and cathedrals are usually the most fascinating part of every metropolis, as well as being a tourist, spiritual and cultural center of each city. Around them is printed thousands of tourists-pilgrims to be Sagrada_Família,_Basilica_and_Expiatory_Church_of_the_Holy_Family_(Basílica_i_Temple_Expiatori_de_la_Sagrada_Família)_(_UNESCO_World_Heritage_Site)_as_seen_from_Carrer_Provença._Barcelona,_Catalonphotographed and split the spiritual history of their own. Temples around the world, regardless of which religion they belong to, are deliberately made so that cause admiration within humans and a sense of inconvenience compared to the grandeur of religion materialized in the house of the temple.

These are churches and cathedrals that are really worth seeing, and whose atmosphere is causing a strange feeling, even if you are not a believer. From Australia to the USA and from Brazil to Russia, in different parts of the world, are some of the most beautiful churches and cathedrals.

Hagia Sophia

Istanbul, Turkey

Formerly the largest Christian shrine of Eastern Roman Empire and Byzantium, later a mosque, now is a museum. Hagiahagia-sophia-01 Sophia is one of the most beautiful churches ever built. It was built between 532 and 537 as the Church of the Emperor Justinian, the emperor of Byzantium. Hagia Sophia was a church of the city of Constantinople, the Byzantine Empire and the holy center of Orthodoxy and the Orthodox world for 1,000 years.

After the fall of Constantinople in 1453 and demolition of what constitutes Christianity, harboring bells, altar, iconostasis and frescoes were replaced with Turkish mosaics. For the next 500 years Hagia Sophia was the main sanctuary of the Ottoman Empire until 1935, when the great reformer, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk decided to convert the mosque into a museum.

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Winchester, England

Dedicated to the Holy Trinity Cathedral is one of the largest cathedrals in England and the highest Gothic cathedral in Europe. This is one of the most impressive buildings in England, one of the most spiritual places where many kings were buried.

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Cologne, Germany

“The work of creative genius” is the description of UNESCO. Cologne Cathedral is one of the most popular buildings in Germany. This is one of the largest cathedrals and at one time the tallest buildings in the world, before the Eiffel Tower. In 1996, Cologne Cathedral is on UNESCO list.

 

Saint Basil’s Cathedral

Moscow, Russia

This temple can be seen on almost every postcard of the Russian capital. Located on the famous Red Square, was built in the mid of the 16th century in honor of Russia’s victory over the Tatars.

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Colombia

On the border of Colombia and Ecuador, is this cathedral and a monastery built in the neo-Gothic style. According to legend, in this place two passengers pointed out the figure of the Virgin Mary on a rock.

 

The church Sagrada Familia

Barcelona, Spain

This building is the work of the famous Spanish architect Gaudi. Although not yet completed, it is estimated that it will be completed in 2026. The church was and it is still the subject of admiration of people around the world.

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What’s the cause of Christian’s bad behavior?

What’s the cause of Christian’s bad behavior?

Posted by on Mar 9, 2016 in Religion |

Christianity is the largest religion in the world, where 1/3 of people believes d08c15f154e640d3eb3f61d4aa30732ain one God, Jesus Christ. Considering there are seven billion of people on the planet, that’s a lot of believers at one place. But, have you ever wondered, why some of them make sinful acts that non-believer wouldn’t even think about it? Christian believers get caught in stealing, lying and doing much worse things that are considered shameful and forbidden by this religion. Even some of them cheated people on a moving quote website about the prices.
But, what influences their behavior and what makes them do such things? There are various factors we need to reconsider:

The way we see people When we think about them, we usually divide them on good and evil. Everything happens by a certain degree, people don’t make sins in the same way, or at the same level. Some lie, some steal and some kill, there is a difference between them and how do we commit them. A person can change some aspects of its personality, but not the way he thinks – that is rooted deeply inside of him and hardly can ever be changed.

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It all starts with person’s old nature
That nature represents us in a moment when we first came into this world and opened our eyes. It’s often referred as Old Nature and it cannot be changed; it’s the way we are shaped to be. Later, during our lives, we can only make it better or worse. Every old nature has elements of sinfulness and you shouldn’t feel guilty or judged, but it’s on you to shape your behavior according to Christian religion and to find your way towards the light.

Shaped nature

This is second nature that is always changeable, it is shaped and reshaped through the life until you die. Shaped nature is determined by various factors, for example: what values you have been through, which experiences you’ve had, what choices did you make and your genetic predisposition plays a big role. Shaping happens all the time and at any place, at work, at school, at home and this process continues until the day we die. A character can be changed, but some qualities in it, whether they are good or bad, can never be erased of changed.

New Nature
It is only God’s right to give you the salvation, you cannot earn it or deserve it. You shouldn’t be a better person only because you’ll gain the right to salvation, whole your life you need to behave according to Christian belief and really believe in it.

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We all carry gens from our parents. Although they don’t determine our personality, they determine our potential and it is on us whether we are going to use it in the right way or not.

Choices
The choices we make will shape our character more than genetics ever could. Every action we take will shape our character more.
The only thing that changes with salvation is that God will give you an opportunity, your old nature will remain, but you will have a chance to become a better person so it’s up to you whether you’ll have the will or strength to use it.

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