Epitome of bravery
Orthodox priest attempting to prevent a clash between demonstrators and riot police in Kiev, Ukraine.
Nikolaevsky Cathedral, Mozhaisk, Russia, 1911, by Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky.
Enjoy this beautiful chant.
Orthodox priests pray as they stand between demonstrators and police lines in Kiev, on January 24, 2014. As a barricade of blazing tires belched thick black smoke, a line of priests stood between angry protesters and ominous riot police. Every freezing morning, priests sing prayers to demonstrators gathered on the Ukrainian capital’s main square, a solemn and soothing interlude to vehement speeches calling for revolution. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
A small, simple Orthodox Church in Alaska
Wow! Интересно, жители каких стран посещают этот храм?
details from Curtea de Argeș Cathedral, Romania. the style is Byzantine with Moorish arabesque decorations and it was built in the 16th cent. during the rule of Wallachian voivode Neagoe Basarab.
all images by ajoian.