Orthodox Autocephalous Church of Albania, Tirana

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An Eastern Orthodox church with an autonomous bishop, Orthodox Autocephalous Church of Albania is not just a place of worship but a support system for the community. The church is responsible for a number of charity programs, including 17 day-care centers, a few theological schools, three elementary schools, and an orphanage. They also run professional training schools that offer classes in management and information technology. They are known for their humanitarian work with refugees and people in need, and their dedication to peace. The building is a modern complex, designed to be bright and uplifting. Enter through the large, brass doors that lead inside, and look up to see the domed ceiling decorated with reliefs and murals. Consider attending one of the regularly held services, where rituals like the dueling choirs provide a window into Albanian culture. Plan your Orthodox Autocephalous Church of Albania visit and explore what else you can see and do in Tirana using our Tirana tour itinerary website .
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  • August 16, 2017
    No doubt that this is a large Orthodox Church in a country where most of the population profess this religion. The your interior is very simple.
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  • August 13, 2017
    Passage to ikonostasu is closed, but only the Russians allow to approach him and carry out individual tour. Servant of the temple told us that the Russian Orthodox Church helped to build the Cathedral, giving money, so the Russians allow that do not allow the rest of the tourists. The Cathedral's architecture is very interesting. Just a pity that embody it completely impossible. It is located in the heart of the capital close to the historical Museum and the Piazza Scanderbeg. Surrounding buildings and trees close (depending on perspective) various parts of it. So you need to look around for themselves. Albanian Orthodox Church different from Russian. In the Cathedral in Tirana will not see icons on the walls, only in the iconostasis. In the iconostasis icons are located on Mount Athos, written specially for the Albanian Church. From Russian Orthodoxy Albanian differs in that the worship people sit rather than stand as we have.
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  • August 7, 2017
    A very beautiful church, which is at the same time very modern. However it is currently still under renovation, as new murals, which disturbs the picture a little.
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