Jaap van 't Veen's photos with the εκκλησία

Germany - Idstein, Protestant Union Church

Germany - Idstein, Protestant Union Church
The Union Church (Unionskirche) is a protestant parish church in the historic centre of Idstein ( www.ipernity.com/doc/294067/47438976 ). The church was built from 1330 to 1350 under Gerlach, count of Nassau, when it was founded as collegiate Church of St…
Added on October  5, 2018

Switzerland - Basel Minster

Switzerland - Basel Minster
The Basel Minster (Basler Münster) is a medieval cathedral, situated on a twenty metres high hill high above the river Rhine. The Romans already had a fortress on this hill. The bishopric of Basel was founded in 343, with a residence in Augusta Raurica.…
Added on July 23, 2018

Nederland - Roermond, Munsterkerk

Nederland - Roermond, Munsterkerk
The Munsterkerk, or officially Onze Lieve Vrouwe Munsterkerk (Munster Church of our Blessed Mother Mary) is located in the heart of Roermond and is considered being one of the most beautiful remaining examples of late Roman architecture in the Netherlan…
Added on July 13, 2018

Nederland - Dwingeloo, Sint Nicolaaskerk

Nederland - Dwingeloo, Sint Nicolaaskerk
The Dutch Reformed Church Sint Nicolaaskerk is located in the centre of the village of Dwingeloo. The brick, gothic, hall church was built around the year of 1410 on the site of an older church from the 12th century with a free standing tower. The church…
Added on April 30, 2018

Nederland - Oudenbosch, Kapel van Saint Louis

Nederland - Oudenbosch, Kapel van Saint Louis
In the centre of Oudenbosch - not far away from the impressive basilica: www.ipernity.com/doc/294067/46381994 - is the Big Chapel of the former boys boarding school Instituut Saint Louis. This boarding school was led by the Congregation of the Brothers of…
Added on April  6, 2018

Nederland - Breda, Grote Kerk

Nederland - Breda, Grote Kerk
The construction of the Grote Kerk or Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekerk (Church of Our Lady) started in 1410 and was completed around 1540. The church - covered with natural stone - is built in the Brabantine Gothic style. This is reflected in the gables, high window…
Added on March 23, 2018

Nederland - Oudenbosch, basiliek

Nederland - Oudenbosch, basiliek
The Basilica of Oudenbosch - officialy Basilica of H.H. Agatha and Barbara - is a Roman Catholic church in the village of Oudenbosch in the province of North Brabant. The initiative for building this church was taken by father Willem Hellemons (parish pri…
Added on March 16, 2018

England - Hereford Cathedral

England - Hereford Cathedral
The ‘Cathedral Church of St Mary the Virgin and St Ethelbert the King’ is the mother church of the diocese of Hereford and the seat of the bishop. Its history is stretching back to the 7th century and is one of the nine cathedrals of the ‘Old Foundation’,…
Added on February 23, 2018

England - Kilpeck, Church of St Mary and St David

England - Kilpeck, Church of St Mary and St David
The parish church at Kilpeck, officially Church of St Mary and St David, is one of the finest surviving examples of the Herefordshire School of stonemasons. It is remarkable that so little is definitely known of the history of the church; the date of its…
Added on February 12, 2018

Nederland – Slochteren, reformed church

Nederland – Slochteren, reformed church
The Reformed Chucrh in Slochteren - located on a raised cemetery - exists of remnants of a13th century Romanesque-Gothic cross-naved church; the transept of the original church has been preserved. This part of that building has been considerably rebuilt i…
Added on January  1, 2018

Greece - Crete, Arkadi Monastery

Greece - Crete, Arkadi Monastery
Arkadi Monastery is located on the edge of the Psilorítis Mountains at an altitude of 500 metres, on a fertile plateau with olive groves, vineyards, pine, cypress and oak trees.

The exact date of the foundation of the monastery is not precisely known. S…
Added on November 27, 2017

Nederland - Ransdorp

Nederland - Ransdorp
When nowadays visiting Ransdorp, it is almost unbelievable this rural and pastoral village once was a medium sized trading village with more ships at sea than Amsterdam. During the Golden Age of this area - about 1450-1570 - numerous shipping entrepreneur…
Added on November 24, 2017

Switzerland - Abbey Cathedral of St. Gallen

Switzerland - Abbey Cathedral of St. Gallen
The history of the monastery of St. Gallen (St. Gall) is dating back to the year 612, when an Irish monk named Gallus was on a preaching pilgrimage through Europe. He stumbled on a stone and dropped to a knee at the edge of the Steinach River, where he sp…
Added on October  6, 2017

Italy - Brixen Cathedral

Italy - Brixen Cathedral
The ‘Dom Mariae Aufnahme in den Himmel und St. Kassian’ (Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta and San Cassiano) is the largest church in Brixen, once belonging to the powerful Principality of Brixen, nowadays the diocese of Bolzano-Brixen. Although Bolzano is…
Added on September 25, 2017

Greece - Crete, Spili

Greece - Crete, Spili
Unlike many other churches we visited in Greece and Crete this church (Saint Peter and Paul Church or Saint Raphael Church ??) is a quite modern one, being built in the early 1990’s in a tasteful way. The church is located just outside the village of Spil…
Added on June 30, 2017