“Church is a family we belong to”

Bavaria’s first baroque church in the center of Munich. Theatiner Church. Upon entering the interior, most visitors are initially surprised. It is very simple in terms of color scheme, kept entirely in white. The spectacular thing about the interior, which was built in 1674 under Lorenzo Petri and Giovanni Viscardi, is the decorative design with massive columns, filigree stucco and the mighty dome 70 meters above the ground.

Ulm Minster (GermanUlmer Münster) is a Lutheran church located in Ulm, State of Baden-Württemberg (Germany). It is currently the tallest church in the world.[3] The church is the fifth-tallest structure built before the 20th century, with a steeple measuring 161.5 metres (530 ft).[3]

Though it is sometimes referred to as Ulm Cathedral because of its great size, the church is not a cathedral as it has never been the episcopal see of a bishop. Though the towers and all decorative elements are of stone masonry, attracting the attention of visitors, most of the walls, including the façades of the nave and choir, actually consist of visible brick. Therefore, the building is sometimes referred to as a brick church. As such, it lays claim to the rank of second- to fourth-largest, after San Petronio Basilica in Bologna and together with Frauenkirche in Munich and St. Mary’s Church in Gdańsk. The tower however was mainly built from sandstone.[4]

Ulm Minster was begun in the Gothic architecture of the Late Middle Ages but the building was not completed until the late 19th century after a hiatus of centuries. When work ceased in the 16th century all of the church except the towers and some outer decorations were complete, unlike at Cologne Cathedral, where less than half of the work had been done before construction halted in the 15th century.

Visitors can climb the 768 steps that lead to the top of the minster’s spire. At 143 m (469 ft) it gives a panoramic view of Ulm in Baden-Württemberg and Neu-Ulm in Bavaria and, in clear weather, a vista of the Alps from Säntis to the Zugspitze. The final stairwell to the top (known as the third Gallery) is a tall, spiralling staircase that has barely enough room for one person. (Wikipedia)

The Cathedral Church of Saint Michael, commonly known as Coventry Cathedral, is the seat of the Bishop of Coventry and the Diocese of Coventry within the Church of England. The cathedral is located in Coventry, West Midlands, England. The current bishop is Christopher Cocksworth and the current dean is John Witcombe. Wikipedia

St. John the Baptist Parish Church (Filipino: Simbahan ng Parokya ng San Juan Bautista), also known as Liliw Church or Lilio Church, is one of the Roman Catholic churches in LiliwLagunaPhilippines. Its feast is celebrated every August 29 known as the Martyrdom of St. John the Baptist. The church is known for its red bricked façade and baroque style architecture. Wikipedia

The Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes (French: Sanctuaire de Notre-Dame de Lourdes) or the Domain (as it is most commonly known) is an area of ground surrounding the Catholic shrine (Grotto) to Our Lady of Lourdes in the town of Lourdes, France. The Sanctuary is a destination for pilgrimagesick pilgrims are reputed to be miraculously healed by Lourdes water. This ground is owned and administered by the Roman Catholic Church, and has several functions, including devotional activities, offices, and accommodation for sick pilgrims and their helpers. The Domain includes the Grotto itself, the nearby taps which dispense the Lourdes water, and the offices of the Lourdes Medical Bureau, as well as several churches and basilicas. It comprises an area of 51 hectares, and includes 22 separate places of worship.[1] There are six official languages of the Sanctuary: French, English, Italian, Spanish, Dutch and German. Wikipedia

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2 responses

  1. Terri Webster Schrandt

    I can see in this post your reverence for these glorious worship centers, LL! These are such great shots of the various churches and I loved reading about them (thanks for including the details)! I think my faves are the churches in Germany–that one in Munich is stunning. I think my hubby visited it years back.

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    1. ladyleemanila

      thank you, Terri 🙂 yes, I love visiting churches wherever we go. Glad you like Theatiner Church in Munich, it’s worth a visit if you have the chance. Have a lovely week ❤

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