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Church Design and the Creation of Sacred Space

Below is a diagram of typical cruciform church.  

 

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For a discussion of this design and a clickable diagram with discussions of each area click here to a site developed by the Catholic Liturgical Library.

Click for a tour of a the Washington National Cathedral Virtual Tour, then click on "Cathedral" and then "Virtual Tour."

For a virtual tour of a Orthodox Church that incorporates elements of Eastern Christian church architecture click here.

Hagia Sophia is among the most famous of historical Orthodox churches.  To see various parts of the church click on diagram.  For a more complete tour link to this site.

 

Floor Plan of Hagia Sophia