The Art of Worship by: Jordan williams

Notre Dame, Paris, France

The Notre Dame de Paris, also known as Notre-Dame Cathedral is a medieval Catholic cathedral that is widely considered to be one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture, and is among the largest and most well-known church buildings in the world.

The Dome of the Rock, Jerusalem

The Dome of the Rock shrine in Jerusalem was built by the Umayyad caliph ʿAbd al-Malik ibn Marwān in the late 7th century CE.

The Wailing Wall, Jerusalem

The only wall remaining after Rome destroyed the Second Temple in 70BC. This is one of the holiest location in Jewish life.

Meenakshi Temple, Madurai, India

A 2,500 year old temple that has 14 towers and are covered in colorful stone figures depicting animals, gods, and demons.

The Potala, Lhasa, Tibet

A palace of the Dalai Lama symbolizing Tibetan Buddhism. Sits at an altitude of 3,700m. Constructed in the 18th century.

The Similarities between all of these famous places of worship is very interesting. These places of worship range in age but they are all somewhat look the same and they sometimes use the same building material. These places of worship all are very important to one religion but they are can symbolize something in another religion. Each one of these places of worship show a different religion but almost always the people worshiping can see a similarity between their place of worship and another.


Created with images by Wesley Fryer - "What is true worship?" • Jorge Lascar - "The Dome of the Rock - “The most contested piece of real estate on earth" • dee_isabella - "Wailing wall, Jerusalem" • BOMBMAN - "Meenakshi Temple" • So_P - "Le Potala"

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