Tuesday, February 8, 2011

St. Nicholas Churches Around the World - Brisbane, Australia

St. Nicholas Cathedral
Brisbane, Australia
Images Courtesy: St. Nicholas Cathedral
Let's travel across the world today to beautiful Australia!
This is a photograph of Australia's first Russian Orthodox Church. In just two years (2013) it will be 90 years old which means it was constructed in 1923.
The 1st Parishioners

And in the 1970's...
(The church is situated in the middle behind the tall tree)
With skyscrapers in the background...
Many thanks to the St. Nicholas Cathedral's website for these photo's.
The cathedral has currently opened a bank account for donations to help Russians there who suffered during the devastating January floods... This assistance is most definitely in keeping with the cathedral's namesake... St. Nicholas dedicated his life to meeting the needs of others.
Please visit the website for more photographs and information about this beautiful - and giving - St. Nicholas church.
And many prayers to the people of Australia during these very trying times...

25 comments:

Bethany said...

I love the green roof!!
It would be a neat thing to see from far away--kind of like a beacon :)

Krystal said...

ooo that one is gorgeous!!! Green is my fave color :)

I like that you bake a cake for Vday I think that's a great idea!! Mark will probably most likely get some swiss chocolate, a bottle of wine and a homemade dinner :)

Carver said...

That's a beautiful cathedral and an interesting post.

BEAR's Mom said...

This is a neat looking church
and in recent years looks lovely
planted in front of the skyscrapers.
I just scrolled down a few...
LOVE the face on that CAT :)
I can almost hear him purr...
BEAR HUGS xxxx
~victoria~

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Unusual colours for a cathedral but it makes it so very interesting. Diane

Elisabeth Hirsch said...

What a wonderful place! I wish I could go there ;)

Franz said...

A beautiful church with a beautiful roof!
Ciao Ann!

Ming said...

Like Bethany, I love the green roof! Makes this a unique image, thanks for posting pix.

Natasha said...

I have been to that Church! How wonderful that you have featured somewhere from my hometown! You are so sweet thinking of us at the moment too. I don't know what is going on over here with the weather but the whole country is having problems. I wish winter would arrive soon!

Best wishes always,
Natasha.

Ann said...

It's a beautiful cathedral. It was built the same year my dad was born.

Elaine said...

What a beautiful church! The colors really make it stand out.

Victor S E Moubarak said...

Another great post. Thank you.

I'm sorry I don't have photos of St Nicholas Church in Malta. There are some beautiful photos on the website: http://www.stnicholascenter.org/Brix?pageID=562

We also have a beautiful Orthodox Cathedral of St Nicholas here in London. Link: http://www.stnicholaslondon.org.uk/

God bless.

Crystal Mary said...

Oh wow Anne, this is so beautiful. And I love the black and white photso...Don't the people look fashionable and respectable. You should post this on Sepia Saturday!! xx CM

June said...

This cathedral is beautiful Ann. Hasn't Australia been thruogh so much these past two years? I hope that they are getting the relief that they so need at this time.

Now I need to skip on over to the website to see more of this cathedral, so see ya soon.
hugs to you...

Zuzana said...

That is truly a beautiful church, that green roof is absolutely so fitting and reminds me of Christmas.;)
xoxo

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning precious Ann! OOOO, another beautiful location for this saint's church! YOU ARE INCREDIBLE! You mentioned once that you wrote novels...what kind dearest? Are you a historian? And you visited me yesterday....Yes, I did draw that little girl with the balloon! Blogland has resurrected an OLD hobby of mine that lay dormant for 40 years. I have an audience now, so why not scribble? teeeheee!

Have a MAGNIFICENT DAY DEAREST! Anita

Junibears said...

It looks so beautiful in the pictures Ann.
I couldn't find an email address for you. If you type this into Google it will link you directly to St. Nicholas church in my home village.

www.norfolkchurches.co.uk/blakeney.htm

I hope that's OK. Love and Hugs
June xx

Madi and Mom said...

What a beautiful church...the colors are so cheerful. I'd love to go to Brisbane....

We are so sorry to hear Edward had to spend a night away. We hope he is feeling better today. That little fellow has the heart of 100 Lions. Hugs Madi

Alexis AKA MOM said...

Wow what a beautiful church. I love to see the 1st parishioners also what a moment in time.

Pat said...

Love the Russian churches, they are so beautiful ! xx

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Ann, Beautiful cathedral... I have a great blog friend who lives in Brisbane.. Wonder if the latest flooding and/or cyclone which hit that area recently did any damage to that beautiful church.

Thanks for sharing, Ann...
Hugs,
Betsy

S. Etole said...

I'm enjoying the various churches ...

and your little kitty looks very much at peace.

Sara Bentley @ Purses Pastries Etc... said...

I love that photo of the 1st Parishioners -- a peek into the past!
This is a great series! :)

dj56v said...

What a beautiful church! It's really awful about Australia's weather woes! It's a terrible thing to be flooded. It happened to us in 2004 and took many months and much money to get things back to normal! It's like life continues, but for those who were flooded it's such a very slow process to get things going again. I feel for them.

Kerri said...

I've enjoyed seeing all the St. Nicholas churches, but especially love this one with the beautiful roof...and because it's in my birth country, Australia.
Queenslanders have experienced such an ordeal with the dreadful floods and then that terrible cyclone. My heart goes out to them.
I was amazed to read that you were in NY City on 9/11 and witnessed that horrific event. How terrifying! And how tragic that the little church is not being rebuilt. I hope and pray that situation will be resolved in their favor.