Architecture at its best.
When a “church” wasn’t a building; early believers did not have church buildings to meet in. They met mostly in homes. First church buildings did not start to appear until the early 200s.
Early churches did not have denominations as we think of them today. But that does not mean they had no serious disagreements within the ranks. They did not find this surprising. Communities felt they were dealing with matters of ultimate truth and error – matters to be taken with the utmost seriousness even when it meant dissension.
Today across Europe there are countless churches representing numerous different faiths all bringing a little bit of history about the local region.
As we drive across Europe it is possible to visit places of worship from Scotland to Italy and Portugal to Ukraine or Greece to Norway seeing the great architectural structures in the major cities to small deserted (like Boreland Burn) or village churches. Understanding the difficulties of building in the past, the influence given by the church and the beauty of the many ceilings and stain glass windows.
Add a stop or two and see the history as you enjoy your Europe Driving Holiday.
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