TODAY’S CHURCH – Pilgrimage Church(Neviges, Germany)

TODAY’S CHURCH – Pilgrimage Church(Neviges, Germany)

Pilgrimage church designed by Gottfried BAIhm and constructed during the period of 1963-1972. The sunken cathedral in autumn colors. BAIhm used the terrain to lessen the impact of the enormous church on its small-scale context.

TODAY’S CHURCH – Grundtvig’s Church, (Copenhagen, Denmark)

TODAY’S CHURCH – Grundtvig’s Church, (Copenhagen, Denmark)

Grundtvig’s Church (Danish: Grundtvigs Kirke) is located in the Bispebjerg district of Copenhagen, Denmark. It is a rare example of expressionist church architecture. Due to its unusual appearance, it is one of the best-known churches in the city.

TODAY’S CHURCH – The Felsenkirche a.k.a. Church of the Rock, (Idar-Oberstein, Germany).

TODAY’S CHURCH – The Felsenkirche a.k.a. Church of the Rock, (Idar-Oberstein, Germany).

The Felsenkirche (“Church of the Rock”), a church built into a natural niche in the rocks, rises high above the houses of Oberstein. Nicely blends into the mountain, making all this place magical.

TODAY’S CHURCH – Don Justo’s Self Built Cathedral (Mejorada del Campo near Madrid, Spain)

TODAY’S CHURCH – Don Justo’s Self Built Cathedral (Mejorada del Campo near Madrid, Spain)

Justo Gallego Martínez is building his very own Cathedral in Mejorada del Campo near Madrid, Spain
This is no “model” cathedral and he is neither a qualified architect, nor engineer, nor bricklayer — he is a farmer. “The plans have only ever existed in my head” and have evolved over time in response to opportunity and inspiration. Nor does he have formal planning permission from the authorities of Mejorada del Campo — the town in which it is located (20 km from Madrid under the flight-path to the Barajas airport).

He has financed his work by rent from some inherited farmland — some of which he has already sold. Donations from supporters and visitors are welcomed.

The columns are molded using old petrol drums, the window arches carry the marks of the tires they were molded in and bicycle wheels have been used as pulleys.”

TODAY’S CHURCH – Cathedral of Maringa (Parana, Brazil)

TODAY’S CHURCH – Cathedral of Maringa (Parana, Brazil)

This is a Roman Catholic cathedral located in downtown Maringa, Parana, Brazil, measuring 124 m high. It was completed in 1972 and is the tallest church in South America and the 16th tallest in the world.

Architect José Augusto Bellucci was inspired by the Soviet Sputnik satellites when he projected the modern design with conical shape of the cathedral, which was idealized by the archbishop Dom Jaime Luiz Coelho.

TODAY’S CHURCH – Salt Cathedral of Zipaquira, (Cundinamarca, Colombia)

TODAY’S CHURCH – Salt Cathedral of Zipaquira, (Cundinamarca, Colombia)

Catedral de Sal (Salt Cathedral) in Zipaquira, about 25 miles north of Bogota, is an underground church built in a tunnel of salt mines deep inside a salt mountain. It is built into a space left by salt mining; everything you see here is salt. As you descend into the church, you pass 14 small chapels representing the stations of the suffering of Christ. The sanctuary at the bottom has three sections, representing the birth, life, and death of Jesus.

The first Salt Cathedral was consecrated in 1954, but structural problems and safety concerns led the authorities to shut down the sanctuary in 1990. The current church was built between 1991 and 1996 about 200 feet below the old sanctuary, again using caves left behind by previous mining operations.

TODAY’S CHURCH – Bruder Klaus Chapel (Mechernich, southern Germany)

TODAY’S CHURCH – Bruder Klaus Chapel (Mechernich, southern Germany)

“A concrete chapel on the edge of a field in Mechernich, southern Germany, built by local farmers in honor of their patron saint, the 15th-century hermit Bruder Klaus” according to an icon.

TODAY’S CHURCH – Written Stone (Monastery, Romania)

TODAY’S CHURCH – Written Stone (Monastery, Romania)

Local tradition confesses that, during the construction of a railway, at the opening of a tunnel, it was found an icon painted in stone representing the Holy Trinity. The monastery was built at the opening of the tunnel The monastery was built at the opening of the tunnel on the rock.