Kloster Niederaltaich (Deutschland/Germany) - Summer 2020 - part 3

by Björn Roose April. 30, 2021 280 views

Admit it ... after reading the previous post you feared you'd have to look at sculptures for 6 more posts. Close, but not that close: in this post the work of an artist we met at the orthodox church. Orthodox? Indeed, in 1924 Pope Pius XI ordered the Benedictines to make the orthodox theology known in the west (strange move for a catholic, especially the bossman) and since then Kloster Niederaltaich has been a monastery of two ecclesiastical traditions: a number of monks live according to the Roman rite, a number according to the Byzantine rite.

In 1986 the former monastery brewery was reconverted to an orthodox church and chapel and a number of years later an artist was put to the task of decorating the outside of this church and chapel. A work which, as she explained to us, would take several years ...

Kloster Niederaltaich (Deutschland) - Orthodox church

Kloster Niederaltaich (Deutschland) - Orthodox church

Kloster Niederaltaich (Deutschland) - Orthodox church

Kloster Niederaltaich (Deutschland) - Orthodox church

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