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Russian Orthodox Church, Jerusalem. In the crypt here is found the uncorrupted body of G.D. Elizabeta (Ella), wife of Grand Duke Serge Romanov and sister of Tsarina Alexandra. Ella and Alix were granddaughters of Queen Victoria of England. After she was widowed, Ella became an Orthodox nun and nurse. She was subsequently canonized by the Russian Orthodox Church.

Saint Sophia, Russian Orthodox church, Harbin China

Trinity Church is a small Russian Orthodox church on King George Island near Russian Bellingshausen Station in Antarctica. It is the southernmost Eastern Orthodox church in the world and also is the evidence of great human architecture at the south pole.

Novocherkassk Ascension Cathedral is the Russian Orthodox church in Rostov Region, Russia. It used to be one of the largest churches of the Russian Empire and the main church of the Don Cossack Province. It was erected between 1891 and 1904 on the site of an earlier church. The atamans of the Don Cossack Host are buried in the church.The cathedral is famous for a large crystal put into the cross of the main dome.

Five towering sky-blue cupolas adorn the first Russian Orthodox Church built in Latin America, in 1904! Venetian mosaics, stained glass, and icons sent from St. Petersburg by Czar Nicholas II and Czarina Alexandra adorn the Church.

Harbin Orthodox Church, Harbin, Heilongjiang Province (Manchuria), China

Church of San Giovanni Battista in Mogno by Mario Botta. Overlay patterns constantly changing by shifting sunlight.

St.Olaf's Church, Balestrand - Norway...both of my grandfathers had Olaf as part of their name.