Sartenada's photo blog / Blog de foto de Sartenada

October 9, 2014

Church of Prophet Elijah / Iglesia de Profeta Elías/ Église de Prophète Èlie / Igreja do Profeta Elias

In English:

This church is in Iisalmi which is situated from Helsinki at the distance of 473 kilometers / 294 miles to the North. It is small place having about 22150 inhabitants.

The church was inaugurated on June the 6th, 1957. It is dedicated to Prophet Elijah. Its capacity is for 600 persons. Outside it is quite modest, but inside gorgeous. As You see in the first photo there are few chairs. Chairs are for tired and old people, because as a rule people are standing. On its walls there are faces, faces and faces. If You do not believe, check it thru my photos!

En español:

Iisalmi se encuentra en Helsinki a una distancia de 473 kilómetros / 294 millas hacia el Norte. Es un lugar pequeño que tiene unos 22150 habitantes.

La iglesia fue inaugurada el 6 de junio de 1957. Está dedicada a Profeta Elías. Su capacidad es para 600 personas. Fuera de ella es bastante modesto, pero en su interior preciosa. Como veis en la secunda foto allí hay pocas sillas. Las sillas son para la gente cansada y vieja, porque por lo general las personas están de pie. En sus paredes hay caras, caras y caras. Si usted no cree, compruébelo a través de mis fotos!

En francais:

Iisalmi est situé à partir de Helsinki à la distance de 473 kilomètres / 294 miles au nord. Village de Pielavesi est petit ayant environ 22150 habitants

L’église a été inaugurée le le 6 Juin, 1957. Elle est dédiée à Prophète Èlie. Sa capacité est environ 600 personnes. Dehors, elle est assez modeste, mais de l’intérieur magnifique. Comme vous le voyez à partir de la deuxième photo, il n’y a que quelques chaises. Les chaises sont pour les gens fatigués et vieux, car en règle générale les gens sont debout. Sur ses murs, il ya des visages, des visages et des visages. Si vous ne croyez pas, vérifiez le par ma photos!

Em Português:

Esta igreja fica na cidade chamada Iisalmi que está situada a partir de Helsínquia a uma distância de 473 km / 294 milhas ao norte. É um lugar pequeno, com cerca de 22150 habitantes.

A igreja foi inaugurada em 6 de junho de 1957. É dedicada ao profeta Elias. Sua capacidade é para 600 pessoas. Fora que é bastante modesto, mas dentro lindo. Como você pode ver na primeira foto há poucas cadeiras. Cadeiras são para as pessoas cansados ​​e velhos, porque em regra as pessoas estão de pé. Em suas paredes, há rostos, rostos e rostos. Se você não crer, cheque através de minhas fotos!

Church of Prophet Elijah / Iglesia de Profeta Elías/ Église de Prophète Èlie / Igreja do Profeta Elias

Church of Prophet Elijah / Iglesia de Profeta Elías/ Église de Prophète Èlie / Igreja do Profeta Elias

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Church of Prophet Elijah / Iglesia de Profeta Elías/ Église de Prophète Èlie / Igreja do Profeta Elias

Church of Prophet Elijah / Iglesia de Profeta Elías/ Église de Prophète Èlie / Igreja do Profeta Elias

Church of Prophet Elijah / Iglesia de Profeta Elías/ Église de Prophète Èlie / Igreja do Profeta Elias

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Church of Prophet Elijah / Iglesia de Profeta Elías/ Église de Prophète Èlie / Igreja do Profeta Elias

Other Orthodox churches / Otras iglesias ortodoxas / D’autres églises orthodoxes:

Monastery of New Valamo

Uspensky Orthodox Cathedral / Catedral ortodoxa de Uspenski / Orthodoxe Cathédrale Uspensky

Church of St. Peter and St. Paul / Iglesia de San Pedro y San Pablo / Eglise de Saint Pierre et Saint Paul

Other post from Iisalmi / Otro post de Iisalmi / Autre poste de Iisalmi / Outro post de Iisalmi

Brewery museum / Museo de la Cervecería / Musée de la Brasserie

71 Comments »

  1. What a gorgeous church! We love looking around churches, and we saw loads of beautiful ones when we were in Scandinavia.🙂

    Comment by chrissiedixie — October 9, 2014 @ 09:26 | Reply

    • Hi Dixie.

      Very nice to read that You also take Your time to visit churches. I have photographed about 430 churches in Finland. They are situated in small towns and villages. My favorite churches are wooden. I love different kind of art found inside churches and on graveyards. Thank You leaving Your comment.

      Have a great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — October 9, 2014 @ 10:20 | Reply

  2. That is one ornate interior! It’s quite beautiful.

    Comment by Yvonne — October 9, 2014 @ 09:29 | Reply

    • Hello Yvonne.

      I am glad that You commented my post and found something interesting. Thank You.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — October 9, 2014 @ 12:27 | Reply

  3. It is decorated in a very mysterious.

    Comment by wakasahs15th — October 9, 2014 @ 11:17 | Reply

    • Hello Wakasahs15th.

      ありがとうございます

      In my mind also. This church is not typical church in Finland. I was amazed about the huge amount of faces painted. If You see my comment, then take a look at my post presenting the Monastery of New Valamo. It is my favorite site for visits.

      こんばんは.

      Comment by Sartenada — October 9, 2014 @ 12:42 | Reply

  4. You know in my country we have plenty of churches…
    Most of them are very old and completely different from the one you show in your beautiful photos.
    I like this style , unfamiliar but gorgeous!

    Comment by 76sanfermo — October 9, 2014 @ 13:56 | Reply

    • Hi Anna.

      Yes I know it, because we have visited in many of them. You are lucky when having stone churches, but in Finland there have been huge amount of fires during our history in which old historic churches have burnt. There are villages in which two old churches have been burnt by flash of lightning, but man build every time new ones. One reason more to fires was our cold weather in winter, because man had to heat churches heavily. You can imagine how much firewood churches need when outside temperature is -35ºC / -31ºF.

      If You too took a look some of my link, so You noticed that this one differs from other Orthodox churches in Finland. The one in Helsinki is awesome!Thank You.

      Have a wonderful afternoon.

      Comment by Sartenada — October 9, 2014 @ 14:13 | Reply

  5. Beautiful photos! I always enjoy the detail in your close-ups!

    Comment by Ann — October 9, 2014 @ 13:59 | Reply

    • Hello Ann.

      I though, that details might be interesting when photographing them. Thank You for Your comment.

      Have a great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — October 9, 2014 @ 14:15 | Reply

  6. Amazing interior! You would never expect this when looking at the church from the outside – unless, of course, all orthodox churches are as beautiful and ornate? I’ve never been in one, so don’t know. Next time I come across one I’ll make sure I go in to have a look around though.

    Comment by Mrs K — October 9, 2014 @ 14:12 | Reply

    • Hi Mrs K.

      Thank You. Yes contrast between outside and inside is amazing. I always visit churches if possible. Everywhere churches offer something to everyone, at least art.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — October 9, 2014 @ 14:23 | Reply

  7. Hi Matti,
    Although I was prepared as you already mentioned in your text the existing difference between the look from exterior and the actual look inside, I didn’t expect such an ornamentation, such colours and so many mural paintings! Sometimes very old churches – and Catholic churches in particular – present this magnificence (almost a bit exuberant),but this Orthodox church inaugurated in 1957 has a more modern look. The blue is more lively, it’s all less dark, less sinister … The motives of the mural paintings are often the well-known “old” ones, but the painting style is different
    Quite impressive! Thanks for showing!

    Have a nice day!
    Michèle

    Comment by ladyfromhamburg — October 9, 2014 @ 15:10 | Reply

    • Guten morgen Michèle.

      I am speechless when reading Your praising comment! I never could write so well. Thank You. I hesitate for a long time if I shall publish this post. Your kind comment encouraged me very much and I think that I can publish after one month a post in which I’ll show what there was presented in the exhibition last year in the

      World’s biggest wooden church.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — October 10, 2014 @ 07:32 | Reply

  8. Good evening
    It is beautiful stained-glass Windows.
    And looking at the stained glass
    So hear the sound of the pipe organ.

    Comment by ❤ちえたん — October 9, 2014 @ 15:33 | Reply

    • Hello Tietan.

      How nice it was to read Your comment. Thank You. When thinking that this church is situated in a small town, it is amazing to find so rich decorations in so young and modern church.

      良い 週末!

      Comment by Sartenada — October 10, 2014 @ 07:52 | Reply

  9. What a beautiful inside of the church.
    Especially the blue is beautiful.

    Comment by 洋子 — October 9, 2014 @ 16:42 | Reply

    • Hi Maatan.

      When I entered the church, I was amazed about that nice blue color. Blue is my favorite color in my life, because it calm. Thank You for Your visit and leaving comment.

      良い 週末!

      Comment by Sartenada — October 10, 2014 @ 08:50 | Reply

  10. C’est une magnifique église joliment décorée.
    félicitations pour les photos.
    Belle fin de soirée. Hervé

    Comment by vever02 — October 9, 2014 @ 19:12 | Reply

    • Bonjour Hervé.

      Comment gentil commentaire; Je l’aime. J’suis heureux que tu aimes mes photos.

      Je te souhaite un agréable weekend!

      Comment by Sartenada — October 10, 2014 @ 08:54 | Reply

  11. Awesome pictures. The church combines ancient with modern. Very refreshing.

    Comment by laceduplutheran — October 9, 2014 @ 20:03 | Reply

    • Hi Matt.

      Thank You for Your kind comment. I am very happy that You loved my photos.

      Have a great weekend!

      Comment by Sartenada — October 10, 2014 @ 09:09 | Reply

  12. That is a beautiful church!! Thanks for sharing the awesome photos! I hope the weather in Finland doesn’t turn wintery any time soon, I’m coming to visit in 12 days…and looking forward to it!

    Comment by Tiny — October 9, 2014 @ 21:34 | Reply

    • Hello Tiny.

      Thank You for Your comment. Welcome again to Finland. The weather varies so much in autumn that weather forecasts varies from day to day. Today in Mikkeli the weather is 8 centigrade in the morning and some drizzle. Real winter is rare in the South in October. In Lapland it has been snowing during some days. I find lovely our dark evenings to sit outdoors. Cold is only matter of clothes, You know it.

      Happy weekend!

      Comment by Sartenada — October 10, 2014 @ 10:01 | Reply

  13. elle est vraiment magnifique cette église jamais vu d’aussi belle tous ces visages et les vitraux si beaux bises MA

    Comment by AUDOLY-NOURIAN — October 9, 2014 @ 21:39 | Reply

    • Bonjour MA.

      Tes visites sur mon blog sont toujours un plaisir pour moi. Merci d’avoir faite le commentaire. Le nombre des visages est vraiment incroyable.

      Bon week-end. Bises.

      Comment by Sartenada — October 10, 2014 @ 10:10 | Reply

  14. What fabulous colors and I love the stained glass photos. Nicely done!

    Comment by Sue Slaght — October 9, 2014 @ 23:06 | Reply

    • Hi Sue.

      I am glad that You loved my post and commented it. Than You.

      Happy coming weekend!

      Comment by Sartenada — October 10, 2014 @ 11:14 | Reply

  15. Yes, it is gorgeous throughout! The stained glass windows are exquisite! THere is an incredible amount of symbolism in all of those paintings. It would take months to discover and understand them all.

    Comment by montucky — October 10, 2014 @ 05:50 | Reply

    • Hi Terry.

      Nice comment Terry. You are when saying that would took long time to discover and understand them.

      Happy weekend.

      Comment by Sartenada — October 10, 2014 @ 11:49 | Reply

  16. Hello, Sartenada. How beautiful church! It’s amazing that Interior is so different from exterior. This gap is also fascinating!!

    Comment by superkamui — October 10, 2014 @ 06:02 | Reply

    • Hello Superkamui.

      After reading Your comment, I feel happy myself that I published this post. I hesitated long time to publish it. Thank You.

      良い 週末!

      Comment by Sartenada — October 10, 2014 @ 11:53 | Reply

  17. Very nice coverage as always Matti. One would have plenty to imagine about while in church.

    Comment by Bondseye — October 10, 2014 @ 14:10 | Reply

    • Hi Lisa.

      I am happy that You visited my post left Your kind comment. Thank You.

      Happy weekend.

      Comment by Sartenada — October 10, 2014 @ 15:15 | Reply

  18. C’est vrai que de l’extérieur on ne s’attend pas à autant de décorations à l’intérieur. C’est très beau toutes ces peintures, ces dorures et autres tapisseries. Je suis un peu étonnée de la tête de mort au pied du christ ?!
    Bon week end à vous 2 Bises

    Comment by Sophie L. — October 11, 2014 @ 10:22 | Reply

    • Bonjour Sophie.

      J’suis heureux que me photos te plaîsent. Merci beaucoup d’avoir faite le commentaire.

      Belle journée. Bises.

      Comment by Sartenada — October 12, 2014 @ 11:05 | Reply

  19. I like this church!
    Green of roof is good!
    I think this color’s roof looked around Finland.

    I can’t look real this in Japan.
    I want to see.

    Comment by キース — October 11, 2014 @ 11:42 | Reply

    • Hello Keith.

      Green roofs are not general in Finland, this one is exception. All depends of material and its protection. Tile roofs are generally red and tin roof vary very much from black to grey. Thank You.

      こんばんは.

      Comment by Sartenada — October 12, 2014 @ 11:14 | Reply

  20. This is a very beautiful church and your photos are wonderful! I

    Comment by megtraveling — October 11, 2014 @ 21:43 | Reply

    • Hello Meg.

      I am happy that You visited my blog and love my photos. Thank You.

      Happy Sunday.

      Comment by Sartenada — October 12, 2014 @ 11:15 | Reply

  21. Hello.
    I could not imagine the beautiful inside from the appearance of the church.
    There are a lot of beautiful things as the art museum.I was impressed the beauty of stained glass and ceiling paintings and murals.
    kiitos🙂

    Comment by Misa — October 12, 2014 @ 06:51 | Reply

    • Hi Misa.

      This church is indeed full of “wonder” to be find. I am glad that You loved my pictures. Than You commenting.

      ありがとうございます.

      Comment by Sartenada — October 12, 2014 @ 11:23 | Reply

  22. Hello, Sartenada.
    I feel strong all photos.

    Comment by harubocchan — October 12, 2014 @ 13:45 | Reply

    • Hello Harubocchan.

      Thank You very much for Your comment. I am glad about it.

      こんばんは.

      Comment by Sartenada — October 12, 2014 @ 14:23 | Reply

  23. Thanks for the visit to this interesting and beautiful church. M

    Comment by mvschulze — October 12, 2014 @ 14:28 | Reply

    • Hi Mvschulze.

      So nice to read Your comment. Thank You.

      Have a wonderful Sunday!

      Comment by Sartenada — October 12, 2014 @ 14:31 | Reply

  24. Hi, Sartenada! Thanks for amazing virtual tour🙂 I enjoyed as always and love your artistic photos. Bye. Kamila

    Comment by Kamila Pala — October 12, 2014 @ 18:30 | Reply

    • Hello Kamila.

      Thank You for Your visit and comment.

      Have a great start of new week!

      Comment by Sartenada — October 13, 2014 @ 07:26 | Reply

  25. All I can say is “WOW!” What a place!!!

    Comment by Heart To Harp — October 13, 2014 @ 00:09 | Reply

    • Hello Janet.

      Thank You for Your one word-WOW comment. It is enough and explains so much.

      Happy Monday!

      Comment by Sartenada — October 13, 2014 @ 07:34 | Reply

  26. Blue wall and mural is so nice harmony!
    I want to see real some day.
    Gold suclpture is beautiful.

    Comment by そのちゃん — October 13, 2014 @ 14:32 | Reply

    • Hi そのちゃん.

      Yes, it its colors are in harmony and so beautiful indeed. I think that it is possble only in summer. This is open year round and it is my favorite place:

      Monastery of New Valamo.

      ありがとうございます. こんばんは.

      Comment by Sartenada — October 13, 2014 @ 14:39 | Reply

  27. It will be what and the decoration of a splendid church, and Byzantine style and a Catholic style join. A candle and an incense stick are put in the temple of Japan. Because it is put under ban of photography, you who can copy it freely are envious of all the inside of a famous temple.

    Comment by medaka4841 — October 14, 2014 @ 01:23 | Reply

    • こんばんは. Medaka 4841.

      Apparently You know much about churches and their architechtures. ありがとうございます for Your praising comment.

      Comment by Sartenada — October 14, 2014 @ 10:29 | Reply

  28. Absolutely gorgeous!🙂

    Comment by Linda Arthur Tejera — October 15, 2014 @ 00:06 | Reply

    • Hi Linda.

      I am happy that You loved my pictures. Thank You commenting.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — October 15, 2014 @ 07:08 | Reply

  29. You are right, it is gorgeous, one would never think so from the outside. I love the stained glass windows an paintings the most. Great photos as always.

    Comment by Tokeloshe — October 15, 2014 @ 22:31 | Reply

    • Hi Linda.

      I am glad that You saw this church. Always when visting churches man cannot know what to find inside its WALLS. Thank You for Your comment.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — October 16, 2014 @ 07:08 | Reply

  30. So beautiful! I love the blue everywhere – it makes it so lovely. I’ve never heard of a church where most people stand up – interesting!

    Comment by Letizia — October 17, 2014 @ 14:22 | Reply

    • Hi Letizia.

      For the first time when I realized that people stand in Orthodox churches was In Helsinki many years ago. The church is outside, not so beautiful (my opinion), but inside gorgeous. Thank You commenting.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — October 17, 2014 @ 15:31 | Reply

      • Yes, I agree, from the outside I did not realize it would be so beautiful in the inside. A nice surprise!

        Comment by Letizia — October 17, 2014 @ 15:44 | Reply

  31. There certainly are a lot of faces on the interior of this church, but the windows and murals are absolutely beautiful. Your photos are marvelous.

    Comment by seniorhiker — October 17, 2014 @ 16:54 | Reply

    • Hi George.

      Thank You commenting my post. I am very glad that You loved my photos.

      Have a great weekend!

      Comment by Sartenada — October 18, 2014 @ 07:59 | Reply

  32. I bet tourists come from everywhere to see this church, Sartenada! Enough faces/saints to sink a ship…or to keep it afloat! 🙂

    Comment by Ginnie — October 22, 2014 @ 11:09 | Reply

    • Hi Ginnie.

      Well, thy visit, if they know that it exists.🙂 Thank You for Your kind comment.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — October 22, 2014 @ 11:15 | Reply

  33. What a stunning interior. I love going to churches for the architecture and symbolism, and if I absolutely had to go to a service I don’t think I’d cope very well if I had to stand for the whole thing! Great photos, Matti.

    Comment by hayley — October 25, 2014 @ 05:57 | Reply

    • Hi Hayley.

      Well, think about Fitness! People visiting Orthodox churches must be in excellent conditions after standing long time.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — October 25, 2014 @ 08:39 | Reply

  34. Remarkable gallery and architecture!. Beautiful… Best wishes to you, Aquileana😀

    Comment by Aquileana — October 25, 2014 @ 19:12 | Reply

    • Hello Aquileana.

      This is not typical church in Finland, but I loved its walls full with faces. Thank You for Your kind comment and interest for this post.

      Have a great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — October 26, 2014 @ 09:15 | Reply

  35. Reblogged this on Josenilton Inocencio and commented:
    Essa vem lá da Finlândia, direto do blog de uma amigo que publica belas fotos sobre seu país e suas viagens. Vale a pena dar uma olhadinha.

    Comment by Administrador — November 9, 2014 @ 10:32 | Reply

    • Bom dia Jose.

      Muito obrigado.

      Um grande abraço.

      Comment by Sartenada — November 12, 2014 @ 08:24 | Reply


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