It is also a time of reawakening and celebrating the Resurrection of Christ. I find that this is my favorite time of the year to go to church. There is a special feeling that permeates the liturgies which are usually held in the evenings leading up to Easter. With all these sweet memories knocking around in my brain I thought I’d take you back to put a spotlight on the impressive Saint Andreas or Andrew’s Cathedral in Patra, Greece.
In this photo essay we will be exploring the exterior of the church and next month I’ll be sharing the interior which deserves a post all it’s own.
But most of all it is the home of this magnificent cathedral.
Construction of the church began in 1908 by the architect Anastasios Metaxas and was finally completed in 1974.
… a two-headed eagle with a crown on top. In this case it symbolizes the Church and State under one Empire, that being the Byzantine Empire.
And a fountain to cool us down during the hot summer days. I should mention here that the Cathedral is located a block away from the bay waters. It doesn’t get better than this.
This is the view on the right side of the Cathedral….
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