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#334131 10/06/09 05:03 PM
When_I_went_to_The_Drudgereport_today,_this_advertisement_was_at_the_top_of_the_page._The_photo_is_interesting_in_that_it_is_for_a_Catholic_singles_site_and_it_appears_to_use_an_Eastern_Chruch_as_the_pic.

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Catholic Advertisement

I went to the Drudge Report today and this was at the top of the web page as an advertisement. It is interesting in that it appears to use a photo of and Eastern Church for the ad which is for Catholic singles.

Anyone know this church?

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well wherever it is, it is truly beautiful!

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That's pretty ironic since I know who the site owner is, as he is from Pittsburgh. Yet when we, the Eastern Catholic minority tried to keep an Eastern Catholic Room on the forum tied to the singles site, he squashed it. Seems he's not to tolerant of Eastern Christians in union w/Rome. We dared to state how different Eastern Catholic and Oriental Eastern Catholic theology differs from the Roman Catholic Church, and he couldn't deal with that reality. So it's ironic that he still keeps the photo up.

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U-C,

On rereading your post, I'm presuming that you're speaking of the Catholic-Match site. Keep in mind that it's a pretty picture - eye-catching - and that's a factor in business. Anything that draws in business can quickly become tolerable. Lots of folks are just going to react with ohh and ahh and never notice that the background doesn't really resemble the church in which they worship weekly (and it could draw EC business - willingness to host an EC forum or not, bet he doesn't turn people away because they aren't Latins.)

Many years,

Neil (also curious as to the particular temple pictured)


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This doesn't answer the question, "what Church is this"? but here's a little background info on the founders of the website:

http://www.catholicmatch.com/single-catholics.html

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Just to note, I joined and I started 2 threads on that site sometime back. Very few people know about us. Shame isn't it?

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Do we know it's an Orthodox church and not a Catholic church?

If it's Catholic, what's the big deal?

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Originally Posted by Logos - Alexis
Do we know it's an Orthodox church and not a Catholic church?

If it's Catholic, what's the big deal?


Alexis,

Just that it looks to be a particularly beautiful iconostasis. Frankly, I don't think any of those who wondered about it were particularly worried as to whether it was Orthodox or Catholic - we just have an insatiable urge to satisfy our curiousity and see more of it.

Many years,

Neil


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I sent an email to Catholicmatch.com about the church used in their advertising.

This was their response:

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This church photo is a stock photo that we used, and we do not know where it came from. We purchased the rights to use the photo because of it's architectural beauty. We're not sure whether the church is Byzantine or Eastern Orthodox. We do not know the location or name of the church.

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Thanks to Asteriktos from OrthodoxChristianity.net, there are some answers to the CatholicMatch.com photo.
You can see more photos of the church here.

The photographer is a Ms. Tatiana Morozova from Moscow, Russia. An email has been sent to the photographer to enquire where she took these photos. No response as yet.
The priest shown at the wedding wears a Russian-style phelonion. Although the location of this church is yet to be known, I would say it is reasonable to deduce that it is not a Byzantine Catholic parish, but Russian Orthodox.


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