Hi everyone! We're hard at work trying to keep our community clean, so if you see any spam, please report it here and we'll review ASAP!  Thanks a million!
4,992 Users Online
  • 640,129,772 Downloads
  • 1,696,349 Wallpapers
  • 1,565,068 Members
  • 12,971,712 Votes
  • 5,965,287 Favorites

Inside the Church

A church is a building used for Christian religious activities, particularly for worship services. In traditional Christian architecture, the church is often arranged in the shape of a Christian cross. When viewed from plan view the longest part of a cross is represented by the aisle and the junction of the cross is located at the altar area. Towers or domes are often added with the intention of directing the eye of the viewer towards the heavens and inspiring visitors.
Architectural styles of church buildings and interiors: Byzantine, Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo, Revivals.
Modern church buildings have a variety of architectural styles and layouts.

Group Information

Last Activity: 6 Days Ago
Group Leader: gundega
Moderators: None
Submissions: Open
Group Visitors: 23,394
Founded: August 22nd, 2018

Top Contributors

Recently Active Members

Recently Joined Members

CatContentInBasket
+10 Added This Week

Recently Added Wallpapers

Jesus in Temple
Jesus in TempleUploaded by: gundega
Date Uploaded: 1/21/22
Resolution: 2048x1280
Downloads: 1
Comments: 0
Favorited: 0
Points: +1
Mother of God
Mother of GodUploaded by: gundega
Date Uploaded: 1/21/22
Resolution: 2179x1361
Downloads: 5
Comments: 0
Favorited: 0
Points: +1
Mary, Immaculate Conception
Mary, Immaculate ConceptionUploaded by: gundega
Date Uploaded: 1/21/22
Resolution: 1863x1164
Downloads: 1
Comments: 0
Favorited: 0
Points: +1
Church
ChurchUploaded by: gundega
Date Uploaded: 1/21/22
Resolution: 1440x900
Downloads: 2
Comments: 0
Favorited: 0
Points: +1
Cathedral in Croatia
Cathedral in CroatiaUploaded by: gundega
Date Uploaded: 1/21/22
Resolution: 1440x900
Downloads: 6
Comments: 0
Favorited: 0
Points: +1
Church in Germany
Church in GermanyUploaded by: gundega
Date Uploaded: 1/21/22
Resolution: 2048x1280
Downloads: 3
Comments: 1
Favorited: 0
Points: +2

Recent Discussions

No discussion threads have been created in this group yet!

Group Details

The over-riding aim in the decoration of church interiors is to convey the message of the Gospels. Many churches have, in their decorative schemes, elements of a Poor Man's Bible, illustrating aspects of the Life of Christ and other related narratives, with the aim of educating the viewer. Among these representations are the Stations of the Cross and the Crucifix which was traditionally suspended from the chancel arch, or placed on a rood screen at the entrance to the quire. Other figurative representations include sculptures or pictures of saints and prophets, which are the common subject of the panel paintings on the iconostasis of Orthodox Churches. The decorative scheme generally culminated at the altar, where there would be a painted altarpiece or sculptured reredos, or it would be framed by a stained glass window, or an apsidal mosaic.


Welcome to other my church groups:

https://www.desktopnexus.com/groups/monasteries/
https://www.desktopnexus.com/groups/church-domes/
https://www.desktopnexus.com/groups/church-altars/

This is Desktop Nexus Group, independently organized and operated by members of our community, focused around a specific theme or topic.   Find more groups!
26,162
Points
#1,031
Group Rank