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The Most Remote Orthodox Church in the World

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    http://greece.greekreporter.com/2012/06/27/the-most-remote-orthodox-church-in-the-world/ The Most Remote Orthodox Church in the World By Danai Kanella on June
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      The Most Remote Orthodox Church in the World
      By Danai Kanella on June 27, 2012

      Since its founding, Christianity has managed to spread to the whole
      world, from the biggest cities of the world to the vast jungles of
      Africa. Christians worship God everywhere, from huge cathedrals to
      remote, small churches on mountain tops and modest chapels in their
      neighborhoods. But who could ever imagine that at the ”end of the
      world,” in the vast, inhospitable reaches of Antartica, there is one of
      the most remote orthodox churches in the world.

      The church of Agia Triada is located on King George Island in the South
      Pole. It was built in 1990 entirely by Siberian wood and its design is
      influenced by the Russian architectural style. It can host up to 30
      people. Due to the extreme weather conditions of the region, including
      strong winds, heavy snowfalls and rainfalls, special provisions were
      made to maintain the security of the people and the building. The trunks
      are stabilized with strong chains and a special investment protects the
      inside of the temple from the rain.

      According to its priest the existence of an Orthodox church in such a
      remote place shows perfectly that ”God is everywhere.” Until now two
      Russian Orthodox couples have celebrated their weddings at Agia Triada
      (Holy Trinity) believing that this will bring them good luck.
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