Saturday, July 04, 2009

Camouflaged Church


This mobile church made its battlefield debut earlier this month at exercises in the Nizhny Novgorod Region.
Which of Avery Dulles models of the Church is this an image?

6 comments:

Fr. Gary V. said...

"Church militant" or "church on the run"?

Et Expecto said...

Is that a diminutive minoret? Does this church include Islamic worship?

Francis said...

Et Expecto, the cross on top might be a slight giveaway, as might the link Fr Ray provided which takes you to an (Eastern) Orthodox blog.

Volpius Leonius said...

Et Expecto take a look at St. Basils in Moscow it is a little bit of Russian Orthodox architecture.

pelerin said...

Et Expecto - I believe it is known as an onion dome, for obvious reasons.

There is a fascinating interview with Cardinal Avery Dulles (who wrote about the different models of the church) on a recently discovered Canadian website www.saltandlighttv.org. He describes his protestant roots and conversion on the video which was made on the eve of his 86th birthday.

gemoftheocean said...

Hey, this is really cool!!! While I'm thinking of it, God bless those tank commanders in '91 who refused to fire on the Russian people.