17 Times Heaven Seemed to Come to Earth in a Church
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.
A good friday servce / Daniel Kedinger, Flickr
St. Michael’s Cathedral, Kiev, Ukraine / Trey Ratcliff, Flickr
Steven Kelley / Flickr
Sainte-Chapelle, Paris, France / Jori Avlis, Flickr
Lawrence OP / Flickr
San Luigi, Rome, Italy / Lawrence OP, Flickr
Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, Spain / Dan Taylor, Flickr
St. John Cantius Church, Chicago, IL / Alex Begin, Flickr
Merton College chapel, Oxford, England / Lawrence OP, Flickr
St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican City / Mr Seb, Flickr
Franciscan church in Rabat, Malta / Lawrence OP, Flickr
St. Chad’s Cathedral, Birmingham, England / Lawrence OP, Flickr
St. Maria della Vittoria, Rome, Italy / Lawrence OP, Flickr
Salamanca Cathedral, Salamanca, Spain / Lawrence OP, Flickr
Sant Ignazio Church, Rome, Italy / Lawrence OP, Flickr
Blackfriars Oxford / Lawrence OP, Flickr
St Vincent Ferrer Church, New York City, NY / Lawrence OP, Flickr Comments
Do you love ChurchPOP?
Get our inspiring content delivered to your inbox - FREE!
As part of this free service you may receive occasional offers from us at EWTN News and EWTN. We won't rent or sell your information, and you can unsubscribe at any time.