Other Churches in Europe -- Can you identify them ???

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Overly SharpenedDedicated to the PeopleThis Cathèdrale (Notre Dame) was made famous by Monet 
It is not in Reims, but link is to another Cathedral in that city

When I visited East Berlin in 1989, a month before the Wall fell, I saw many things: the tanks on side streets, Stasi all about, hidden Soviet troops and a populace milling about the US Embassy, held back from entering by the police. I also noted the freshness of the cathedral (Berliner Dom). Literature freely being handed out, invited one to worship there. Babylon was falling, confirmed to me by a visit to the Vorderasiatisches Museum on Museum Island (Berlin Mitte), where I stumbled upon the actual part of the wall of ancient Babylon (Ishtar Gate), spoken about in the saga about exiled Israel, as well as the Pergamum exhibit (Pergamum was the place of the den of inequity spoken about by Saint John, writer of the Revelation (2:12-17)). Another set of traveller's Pictures of Berlin is HERE

August 13, 1961: The German city of Berlin became permanently divided. Soviet forces in East Germany, sealed off the open border, between the city's eastern and western sectors, in order to halt the growing flight of refugees, leaving the oppression and misery of the east. Two days later, work began on the Berlin Wall. The wall would remain until November 9, 1989. Read a moving account at: http://members.tripod.com/~Nevermore/wall.html The nation dedicated a monument to the 255 people who died crossing the Berlin Wall on August 13, 1998 {found at the corner of Ackerstraße and Bernauer Straße}.

Isola di Murano, Venice: Chiesa di San Stefano Basilica di San Miniato al Monte (Firenze 1018-62) Easter 2007 at the basilica church of San Silvestro in Capite -- Rome
A Chapel fit for a KingPrague, a most righteous monument
On the Hill of the Martyr

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More Pictures of Paris -- HERE -- And HERE

And HERE another famous French location

Diocese of Moray, Ross and Caithness-Scottish Episcopal Church The son of King Robert II was one of the most evil characters in Scotland's lang history. Alexander Stewart, better known as the Wolf of Badenoch, burned Forres and Elgin. Elgin was the ecclesiastical center of the Bishopric of Moray, which had excommunicated him for various crimes, including stealing the Bishop's land. Unsatisfied, in 1390, Stewart burned Elgin Cathedral. The Wolf of Badenoch was not buried locally, but is buried in Dunkeld Cathedral, as he was received back into the Faith after some penance, at the insistence of the King his father.

The two imposing towers that flank the processional doorway to the main chapel remain intact, as does the 8-sided Chapter House (which was restored for modern use). These ruins, among the most spectacular in Scotland, rest beside the River Lossie, at the edge of Elgin Town, Morayshire (Grampian Region-northeast Scotland). Some richly decorated tombs and carved effigies still lie within the vaulted choir chapels. The "Pict stone" with several symbols probably carved in the 9th century also is inside the walls of the former cathedral.

Moray is a place in Perthshire that saw much Clan infighting; the Murrays, MacKays, MacKintosh, Caithness clans among others were doing battle there. By the time of King James, support was generally behind the united Scottish-English throne, until the Jacobite uprisings of 1745-46, when many Murrays fought on both sides. Clan Moray was the family group of Macbeth and Findláech (his father the Mormaer of Moray). Under the rulers of the line of MacBeth, Moravia (as the region was called) resisted the efforts of the Scottish Crown and the House of Canmore to impose Norman feudalism, as well as the Faith. The clan motto reads "Furth, Fortune, & Fill the Fetters," which roughly translates to go forth against your enemies, have good fortune and return with captives.

Elgin, Cathedral of Moray, Scotland, former Catholic Church Diocese of Moray (Chapter House still in use) -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elgin_Cathedral -- Feuds, Forays and Rebellions: A History of the Highland Clans (1475 - 1625), John L. Roberts -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clan_Murray -- The Highlanders of Scotland, William Forbes Skene, Alexander Macbain (Maormors of Moray)

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