Travels in Finland and abroad

September 24, 2019

Church of St. Nicholas / Iglesia de San Nicolás / Église Saint-Nicolas / Igreja de São Nicolau

In English:

Church of St. Nicholas (Kotka, Finland)

This neoclassical church is situated in the town called Kotka. From Helsinki it takes by car to reach it 1 hours 24 minutes. The distance is from Helsinki is 132.96km / 82.6mi. It has big port and there is the Maritime Museum of Finland. The number of inhabitants is about 53000.

Church of St. Nicholas is Orthodox church. It was built between 1799 and 1801. Inside there is great art, sculptures and paintings. Did you know that during the Orthodox mass generally are standing? Of course, there are some seats for old and for those who are physically unable stand. After photos I will give links to my previous four Orthodox churches, which I have presented. My favorite is Monastery of New Valamo.

En español:

Iglesia de San Nicolás (Kotka, Finlandia)

Esta iglesia neoclásica está ubicada en la ciudad llamada Kotka. Desde Helsinki se tarda en carro para llegar ahí 1 hora y 24 minutos. La distancia desde Helsinki es 132.96km / 82.6mi. Tiene un gran puerto y hay un Museo Marítimo de Finlandia también. El número de habitantes es de aproximadamente 53000.

Iglesia de San Nicolás es la iglesia ortodoxa. Esta iglesia fue construida entre 1799 y 1801. En su interior, se encuentran algunas obras de arte de gran valor artístico, esculturas y pinturas. ¿Sabía que durante la misa ortodoxa, la gente está de pie generalmente? Por supuesto, hay algunos asientos para viejos y para aquellos que físicamente que no puede quedar en pie. Después de las fotos, le daré de vínculos a mis cuatro iglesias ortodoxas, que he presentado antes. Mi favorito es el Monasterio de Nuevo Valamo.

En francais:

Église Saint-Nicolas (Kotka, Finlande)

Cette église néoclassique est située dans la ville appelée Kotka. De Helsinki, il faut 1 heure 24 minutes en voiture pour y arriver. La distance de Helsinki est 132.96 km. Ella a un grand port et il y a le musée maritime de la Finlande. Le nombre d’habitants est d’environ 53000.
Église Saint-Nicolas est une église orthodoxe. Elle a été construite entre 1799 et 1801. À l’intérieur, se trouvent de superbes œuvres d’art, des sculptures et des peintures. Saviez-vous que pendant la messe les gens sont debout généralement ? Bien sûr, il y a des sièges pour les personnes âgées et pour ceux qui sont physiquement incapables de rester debout. Après les photos, je vous donnerai des liens vers mes quatre précédentes églises orthodoxes, que je vous ai présentée dans mes postes précédentes. Mon église orthodoxe préférée est le monastère de Nouvelle Valamo.

Em Português:

Igreja de São Nicolau (Kotka, Finlândia)

Esta igreja neoclássica fica na cidade chamada Kotka. De Helsinque, leva-se uma hora de carro para chegar a 1 hora e 24 minutos. A distância é de Helsinque é 132,96km / 82.6mi. Tem um grande porto e há o Museu Marítimo da Finlândia. O quantidade de habitantes é aproximadamente de 53000.

A igreja de São Nicolau é a igreja ortodoxa. Foi construída entre 1799 e 1801. No interior, existem algumas obras de arte de grande valor artístico, esculturas e pinturas. Você sabia que durante a missa ortodoxa, as pessoas geralmente estão de pé? Claro, existem alguns lugares para idosos e para aqueles que são fisicamente incapazes de estar de pé. Após as fotos, darei ligações para as minhas quatro igrejas ortodoxas, que apresentei antes. O meu favorito é o Mosteiro de Novo Valamo.

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Uspensky Cathedral (Helsinki)

Church of St. Peter and St. Paul (Helsinki – Hamina, 146 km / 901 mi)

Church of Prophet Elijah (Helsinki – Iisalmi, 480 km / 298 mi)

Monastery of New Valamo (Helsinki – Heinävesi, 380 km / 236mi)

43 Comments »

  1. That’s another good looking church, Matti. Nice pictures. Thanks for sharing.

    Comment by We Travel Happy — September 24, 2019 @ 07:24 | Reply

    • Hello Amor.

      I am glad that you left your kind comment and loved my photos. Every Orthodox is inside worth for a visit. They are not similar. For example, the Church of Prophet Elijah in Iisalmi, is full of art.

      Have a wonderful day,
      Matti

      Comment by Sartenada — September 24, 2019 @ 07:30 | Reply

  2. Thank you for this visit to this church, it is very beautiful yet a very different style to others.

    Comment by utesmile — September 24, 2019 @ 08:03 | Reply

    • Hello Ute.

      Thank you leaving your kind comment and loving my photos, although they are old. I started my photography adventure by shooting church photos and I have found amazing things inside of them and outside in the nearest surroundings.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — September 24, 2019 @ 08:26 | Reply

  3. Another beautiful Finnish church Matti. We visited Kotka for the Tall Ships Race and I remember seeing this church from the exterior – what a shame that we didn’t take a look inside! Hope you have a good week.

    Comment by Little Miss Traveller — September 24, 2019 @ 09:02 | Reply

    • Hello Marion.

      Thank you. Well, now you saw it finally thru my photos. 🙂 Those tall ships in Kotka were gorgeous. I bought from the Brazilian tall ship (Cisne Branco) a cap, which my favorite one yet toady.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — September 24, 2019 @ 11:04 | Reply

  4. Ces églises sont de magnifiques œuvres d’art! Merci de nous en faire partager tous les petits détails, Matti!

    Comment by malyloup — September 24, 2019 @ 09:08 | Reply

    • Bonjor Maly.

      Cette église est une église orthodoxe orientale. Nous avons aussi peu d’églises catholiques romaines. Il n’y en a pas beaucoup et je n’ai aucune photo à leur sujet en Finlande.Merci pour votre commentaire élogieux.

      Bonne journée à vous. Matti

      Comment by Sartenada — September 24, 2019 @ 11:21 | Reply

  5. Hello Mr. Matti,
    They are incredible images of this beautiful church! It is fascinating to learn how each is different.
    It must require great faith and patience to stay standing during the mass.
    Thank you for sharing and wish you and your wife a wonderful day!

    Comment by T Ibara Photo — September 24, 2019 @ 11:45 | Reply

    • Hello Takami.

      Thank you commenting so nicely. Standing upright is not easy. Tested in Army – two hours on guard. 🙂

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — September 24, 2019 @ 11:55 | Reply

      • Two hours on guard, it must have been very exhausting! I admire that you had served your country in the army.

        Comment by T Ibara Photo — September 25, 2019 @ 01:19 | Reply

        • Yes indeed. Serving my country is natural. Yearly about 30000 young man are called to perform conscription. We are Small country, so that is why the number is small. Later many of them are called to refresher training. Thank you Takami.

          Comment by Sartenada — September 25, 2019 @ 07:44 | Reply

  6. Good evening (^^)
    I was introduced to the wonderful building church and the pictures inside it.
    I think that it is wonderful that there are many wonderful churches there.

    Have a good day.

    Comment by saganhama — September 24, 2019 @ 12:28 | Reply

    • こんにちは Saganhama

      I am glad that you loved my photos. Churches are worth for a visit and in my country, we have many beautiful churches on the countryside. ありがとう!

      こんばんは.

      Comment by Sartenada — September 24, 2019 @ 12:39 | Reply

  7. Hello! A wonderful church with a history . Japanese churches are small compared.Have a good day!

    Comment by wakasahs15th — September 24, 2019 @ 13:58 | Reply

    • Hello wakasahs15th.

      Thank you commenting. We have small and big churches. Most awesome churches are on country side and they are mainly wooden churches. Here is good example of old small wooden church on countryside. It is one of the most awesome church in Finland:

      Old wooden church of Pyhamaa

      Here is world’s biggest wooden church:

      World’s biggest wooden church

      Difference with these two churches are like day and night.

      すばらしい日を過してください。

      Comment by Sartenada — September 25, 2019 @ 07:02 | Reply

  8. This church contains truly a treasure of artwork in concentrated form. Great photo essay!

    Comment by Peter Klopp — September 24, 2019 @ 14:57 | Reply

    • Hello Peter.

      Very nicely commented. Thank you.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — September 25, 2019 @ 07:05 | Reply

  9. Gran serie fotográfica, como nos tienes acostumbrados. Gracias por enseñarnos con tanto detalle esta hermosa iglesia neoclásica muy bien conservada.
    Un abrazo y feliz otoño, Matti.

    Comment by Isabel F. Bernaldo de Quirós — September 24, 2019 @ 16:03 | Reply

    • Hola Asabel.

      ¡Qué maravilloso y elogioso comentario! Estoy muy contento de que te hayan gustado mis fotos. Me encanta visitar iglesias, porque son hermosas y el alma descansa dentro de ellas. Muchas gracias.

      ¡Que tengas un muy buen día!

      Comment by Sartenada — September 25, 2019 @ 07:20 | Reply

  10. Beautiful!!!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Have a nice day!

    Comment by 洋子 — September 24, 2019 @ 19:11 | Reply

    • こんにちは Yoko.

      Thank for your praising words.

      すばらしい日を過してください。

      Comment by Sartenada — September 25, 2019 @ 07:31 | Reply

  11. This is a very pretty building, both inside and outside. Thanks for the lovely photos.

    Comment by the eternal traveller — September 24, 2019 @ 23:11 | Reply

    • Hello Carol.

      I love also it as a Building. I also love those artefacts inside it. Thank You.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — September 25, 2019 @ 07:33 | Reply

  12. An awesome church! I’m not sure if I would get anything out of the mass service for being caught up in its beauty.😊 thank you ,I enjoyed each photo.

    Comment by Deb — September 25, 2019 @ 02:52 | Reply

    • Hello Deb.

      Thank you leaving your praising comment. I am glad that you loved my photos.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — September 25, 2019 @ 07:55 | Reply

  13. Superbly photographed!

    Comment by montucky — September 25, 2019 @ 03:38 | Reply

    • Hello Terry.

      I am glad that you loved my photography and left your kind comment.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — September 25, 2019 @ 08:04 | Reply

  14. Lots to look at during the service! Those paintings are wonderful but the skull and crossbones would creep me out! 🙂

    Comment by hjonasson — September 25, 2019 @ 07:58 | Reply

    • Hello Heather.

      Thank you commenting. I could not myself understand their meaning iside this church. Churches are places where to find beautiful art.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — September 25, 2019 @ 08:07 | Reply

  15. The church is absolutely gorgeous, and your photos are fantastic. The light in the church is beautiful and you captured it very well.

    Comment by seniorhiker — September 27, 2019 @ 01:48 | Reply

    • Hello George.

      Thank You for your kind words. Sorry for late answer. We just started big removal. We try first to move, using our car, so much as we can and after two weeks all big furnitures, which we cannot transport in our car.

      Happy weekend!

      Comment by Sartenada — September 28, 2019 @ 06:00 | Reply

  16. Wao! Clear sky and sky blue roof!
    I like first photo.
    Thank you for your finland photos.

    Comment by キース — September 28, 2019 @ 08:41 | Reply

    • こんにちは! キース.

      ありがとう. 幸せな週末!

      Comment by Sartenada — September 28, 2019 @ 09:24 | Reply

  17. Not only wonderful architecture but such vibrant colours. Thank you for the tour and your beautiful photos as always.

    Comment by Sue Slaght — September 28, 2019 @ 15:16 | Reply

    • Hello Sue.

      Thank you leaving so kind and praising comment.

      Happy Sunday!

      Comment by Sartenada — September 29, 2019 @ 06:15 | Reply

  18. Wow your photography is really good 😊

    Comment by Samridha Rana — September 29, 2019 @ 11:17 | Reply

    • Hello Samridha.

      Thank you for our praising comment.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — September 29, 2019 @ 11:44 | Reply

  19. tant de belles choses, de beaux tableaux et ces intérieurs et extérieurs d’églises sont magnifiques , ton pays regorge de jolies choses merci de me les avoir fait découvrir à bientôt bises MA

    Comment by AUDOLY-NOURIAN — September 29, 2019 @ 17:51 | Reply

    • Coucou MA.

      Tes visites sur mon blog sont toujours un plaisir pour moi. Merci pour ce joli compliment. Je suis très content.

      Bonne journée à vous.

      Comment by Sartenada — September 30, 2019 @ 06:22 | Reply

  20. Magnifique !

    Comment by chatvoyageur — October 2, 2019 @ 21:24 | Reply

    • Bonjour Emilia.

      Merci de m’avoir fait un commentaire.

      Bonne journée à vous.

      Comment by Sartenada — October 3, 2019 @ 07:22 | Reply


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