17 Times Heaven Seemed to Come to Earth in a Church

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Trey Ratcliff / Flickr

The earthly liturgy, in which we worship God, is a shadow of the heavenly liturgy (see Revelation for insight into the liturgy going on in heaven). Churches are special buildings designed to accommodate that lofty service.

[See also: 22 Beautiful Altars Worthy of the Sacrifice of the Mass]

[See also: 21 Absolutely Breathtaking Church Ceilings from Around the World]

Here are some images from inside churches that are so beautiful, they might seem to reveal a taste of heaven. You can click on any image to enlarge it.

Enjoy!

Daniel Kedinger / Flickr
A good friday servce / Daniel Kedinger, Flickr
Trey Ratcliff / Flickr
St. Michael’s Cathedral, Kiev, Ukraine / Trey Ratcliff, Flickr
Steven Kelley / Flickr
Steven Kelley / Flickr
Jori Avlis / Flickr
Sainte-Chapelle, Paris, France / Jori Avlis, Flickr
Lawrence OP / Flickr
Lawrence OP / Flickr
Lawrence OP / Flickr
San Luigi, Rome, Italy / Lawrence OP, Flickr
Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, Spain / Dan Taylor, Flickr
Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, Spain / Dan Taylor, Flickr
St. John Cantius Church, Chicago, IL / Alex Begin, Flickr
St. John Cantius Church, Chicago, IL / Alex Begin, Flickr
Merton College chapel, Oxford, England / Lawrence OP, Flickr
Merton College chapel, Oxford, England / Lawrence OP, Flickr
St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City / Mr Seb, Flickr
St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican City / Mr Seb, Flickr
Franciscn church in Rabat, Malta / Lawrence OP, Flickr
Franciscan church in Rabat, Malta / Lawrence OP, Flickr
St. Chad's Cathedral, Birmingham, England / Lawrence OP, Flickr
St. Chad’s Cathedral, Birmingham, England / Lawrence OP, Flickr
St. Maria della Vittoria, Rome, Italy / Lawrence OP, Flickr
St. Maria della Vittoria, Rome, Italy / Lawrence OP, Flickr
Salamanca Cathedral, Salamanca, Spain / Lawrence OP, Flickr
Salamanca Cathedral, Salamanca, Spain / Lawrence OP, Flickr
Sant Ignazio Church, Rome, Italy / Lawrence OP, Flickr
Sant Ignazio Church, Rome, Italy / Lawrence OP, Flickr
Blackfriars Oxford / Lawrence OP, Flickr
Blackfriars Oxford / Lawrence OP, Flickr
St Vincent Ferrer Church, New York City, NY / Lawrence OP, Flickr
St Vincent Ferrer Church, New York City, NY / Lawrence OP, Flickr

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