This Beautiful Church Is Built On A Tiny Island In The Middle Of A Lake

January 21, 2015

Away from the hustle of big cities stands the Church of Andrew the Apostle, built on a tiny island on Lake Vuoksa in Russia.

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This Orthodox chapel is in the Guinness Book of Records as the world's only church built on a tiny island, which serves as the foundation of monolithic rock protruding from the water.

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The church was built in 2000 by an architect named Andrei. It was named after St. Andrew, one of the twelve disciples of Jesus Christ.

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There are no organized Christian ceremonies or mass. This place is more for privacy with nature to reflect on the events of your life and have a quiet conversation with God in a relaxed atmosphere.

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The signs reads: "Church of Andrew the Apostle on Vuoksi River"

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The church can only be reached by boat or ferry...

church built on tiny island Russia
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church built on tiny island Russia
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church built on tiny island Russia
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church built on tiny island Russia
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church built on tiny island Russia
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Images via: Postmania, Photosight, Nau.35photo, Bessonov.35photo, Rasp.35photo, MB-World, Krakatun.

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