Sunday, August 03, 2014

Inspired Sunday - Holy Virgin Cathedral - August 3, 2014

The Holy Virgin Cathedral, Joy of all who Sorrow, located in San Francisco,
California, is the largest of six cathedrals of the Russian Orthodox Church.
Construction, begun in 1961, was completed in 1965,

St. John, who died in 1966, is buried within the church.  Its five onion domes are
covered in 24-carat gold leaf and the interior is filled with beautiful art, icons, and
paintings.  One must attend a service to see them and interior photography is
not permitted.

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Thanks to Wikipedia for information on the Holy Virgin Cathedral.


  1. The golden domes remind me of the even more elaborate ones we saw in St Petersburg.

  2. Good morning Carmen,
    What a gorgeous cathedral, the white and gold against the blue sky is inspiring. The icons are the frosting on the cake. Enjoy your week. Tom The Backroads Traveller

  3. Did not know there was a big orthodox church there. Beautiful.

  4. what a beauty. love the gold caps. i am sure they have a proper name ... but i don't know what they are ... lovely find. thank you for linking up with us ... welcome to the group.
    have a great weekend!! ( :

  5. What a wonderful structure.

    Mersad Donko Photography

  6. Lovely!!! it is impossible to get photos inside a church these days unless you attend a service.

  7. Another Russian Orthodox church. I mentioned on Jim's post that I'm Russian yet I've yet to visit or photograph a Russian Orthodox church. I have visited Russians in San Francisco but from different denominations. Great shot!

  8. wonderfull cathedral,greeting from Belgium

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