Sunday, November 23, 2014

Conversion

This is Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church which is located downtown near Kensington Market. The church building started off as a synagogue which was built in 1926  and remained so until 1966 when the church congregation purchased it and modified it for their use. I have never been inside but I have seen the really large dome over the main part of the church when I have been up in a tall building behind it, so this is yet another church that I need to explore when the doors are not locked. 
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22 comments:

Sharon Anck said...

Another beautiful red brick building. When I was growing up in Illinois, the church we attended was also red brick. It seems so appropriate to me.

Luis Gomez said...

Very nice!

Gosia k said...

nice church but at my place they are closed too

Lowell said...

It's striking and majestic. I know of many churches with that frontal configuration of steps and doors. Must have been built about the same time. It still looks more like a synagogue except for the crosses! :)

William Kendall said...

It certainly does stand out well. An impressive place of worship!

".E." Lizard Breath Speaks, Beth said...

i am not sure why - but my 1st thought is "Tiffany" ... you know the jewelry store. i love it. so many colors all on one church. enjoy your weekend, Red Pat. ( :

EG CameraGirl said...

I'm fascinated that a synagogue has been made into a church...but then here in East Gwillimbury churches have been made into houses.

TexWisGirl said...

quite impressive/imposing appearance! i like the 3 arched doors.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Yes definitely a worthy candidate for exploration Pat:) It is amazing though how many churches keep their doors locked between services.. sign of the times I guess!

Revrunner said...

I'm sure it would be interesting inside.

Mari said...

It's a pity that its locked, I'm interested in how it looks from the inside. The story of the church is interesting.

Tom said...

Very nice! It would be interesting to see what the building looked like as a synagogue. Tom The Backroads TRaveller

llandudnopictures said...

Very impressive looking building!

Andy said...

Bi-religion

Cloudia said...

Still keeping that Eastern vibe. Nice adaptation.





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Michelle said...

That is quite a majestic building.

Jack said...

This looks like a church in Hartford that is Protestant. I will have to take a picture next year.

bettyl-NZ said...

It's an awesome building. Love the simplicity of it.

Randy said...

It looks so grand.

Stephanie said...

Nice building!

Mike @ A Bit About Britain said...

That's quite a conversion! Amazing building.

Jackie Mc Guinness said...

I've wanted to get inside too.