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A different view of church used in internet ads

I posted a pic in the past from this company that advertises on the web and uses what appears to be an Orthodox or Greek Catholic church.

Here is the same pic that shows more of the church than the previous pic did. Anyone know what church this is?

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There was discussion of this photo earlier this year: https://www.byzcath.org/forums/ubbthreads.php/topics/336997/1

I had sent an e-mail to Catholicmatch.com about the photo and this was their reply:

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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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As GC notes, the original photo was discussed at length here (as well as at OC.net, Catholic Answers, and other Eastern and Latin fora - I'm not sure that I've ever before or since seen a single photo evoke such cross-ecclesial discussion online).

The location of the church eluded us and even GC's inquiry to the site produced no further information. However, the new view provided by our brother, Momomakh, offers us a different view of and considerably more detail of the iconostasis than the original, as well as a view of the chandelier.

I have to admit being intrigued as to whether someone will now be able to identify it. We do have a remarkable track record here for figuring out such mysteries biggrin

Many years,

Neil

PS As memory serves, I took a long, hard look at some of the stock photo sites previously, hoping to find the earlier photo, as such sites not infrequently identify either the photographer or the location, but I wasn't able to find the photo in question. I don't have the time available right now to persue that again but, if someone else does, it's a possible route to a solution. (Warning, it is a bit tedious to do and will test your patience.)

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Originally Posted by Irish Melkite
I have to admit being intrigued as to whether someone will now be able to identify it. We do have a remarkable track record here for figuring out such mysteries biggrin

I too am intrigued.

An option would be to email this photo to the chancery of every Byzantine Catholic and Eastern Orthodox eparchy in the USA and Canada and see if that produces any results. If not, then email the chanceries in Europe and so on. Who knows, it may develop a lead into identifying the church in question.

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Wow, that's an ambitious multi-lingual endeavor and good luck to you, my friend.

My experience to date in working on the Directory suggests that there is widespread adherence by eparchies to a policy that Passaic voices on its webpage - 'we do not conduct correspondence by e-mail' (or something similar). Even getting parishes to answer e-mail is, at best, a 50-50 proposition.

I am thinking, though, that the enhanced view of the iconostasis offers a much better chance at someone here identifying it than we had previously, where there was little to be visualized.

Many years,

Neil

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Originally Posted by Irish Melkite
Wow, that's an ambitious multi-lingual endeavor and good luck to you, my friend.

Oh...well... whistle I was hoping that somebody else would take on that endeavor. blush

I have too much on my own plate to add a project of that magnitude. crazy


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It is a really beautiful Church. biggrin


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