Category: Poland

In February 2008, a university excursion brought me to Kraków (as well as Berlin, Leipzig, Wrocław and Prague) to visit churches. We had spent a whole semester going through different ideas how a church service should be conducted and how the architecture of a church interplayed with the service. Stereotypically, there are remarkable differences between denominations. In traditional Catholicism the service was to be celebrated by the clergy and the parish was merely allowed to have a distant look at the whole proceeding. Still today, many churches have the altar far removed from the seating area and often several steps up. […]

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