The architecture of worship



Washington National Cathedral, is a cathedral of the Episcopal Church located in Washington, D.C., the capital of the United State. The cathedral's design was inspired by English Gothic style of the late fourteenth century. It is recognized as the sixth-largest cathedral in the world, the second largest in United States, and the highest as the fourth-tallest structure in Washington, D.C.


Did you know?

The Space Window on the south aisle of the Cathedral has a piece of lunar rock.

There is a sculpture of Darth Vader on the Cathedral.

The Cathedral’s central tower is the only place in North America to house both peal and carillon bells.

The Cathedral has a medieval labyrinth designed by the floor of the nave at Chartres Cathedral in France.

The official name of Washington National Cathedral is the Cathedral Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul.

The Cathedral was completed 83 years to the day after it was begun (September 29, 1907–September 29, 1990).

Washington National Cathedral is the sixth largest cathedral in the world, as well as the second largest in the United States. The largest Church in the world is St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. The largest cathedral in the United States is Saint John the Divine in New York City.

National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

Welcome to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception!

The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, is considered as the largest Roman Catholic church in the United States and North America. Moreover, it is one of the ten largest churches in the world.

The Basilica is a place of worship, pilgrimage, evangelization and reconciliation.


The Basilica is open 365 days of the year. It offers faithful six masses and five hours of confession per day. As well as daily, and weekly, it offers fulfill mission as a place where "the faithful gather to worship god, give honor to marry, and are sent to spread god's word wherever they go. " (Lucas Barnet article, page 32)

Architecture in russia

How was the architecture in Russia created?

The architecture in a russia was created by the popular ideas of Slavophil and Narodnik, which influenced to a new style called pseudo-Russian. When creating architecture, the authors interpreted embellished motifs of the architecture of the 16-17th centuries by creating pwhen creating terems (tower-chambers) with arched ceilings, narrow windows with wrought-iron lattice, and carved “big-bellied” columns.


Meeting god

Meeting God: Elements of Hindu Devotion uses incredible objects, images, sound, and color to represent the different ways in which religion, particularly Hinduism, describe the daily lives of Hindus. When coming to visit, the visitors are taken from the home to the community to the temple festivals in the surroundings streets. "It encourages the visitor to understand religious practices that are sensate—what you see and feel, the gestures your body makes, the scent of incense—all of which are forms of prayer," (Laurel explains, page 23) The exhibition is a great opportunity to share some treasures from the Museum's standing collection, since only a small percentage are display. The objects on view, such as dippers for water and lamps for oil, are all are considered very precious to enjoy.

Hindu teMPLE

A Hindu temple is a structure designed to bring human beings and gods together. It uses symbolism to express the ideas and beliefs of Hinduis.

Hindu temples are made based on many different styles. They are situated in diverse locations. Although, yet all most all of them share certain goce ideas, symbolism and themes.

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