Sibiu Daily Photo

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Evangelical Cathedral

Posted by Jackie on October 9, 2008

I’ve shown pictures with the spire of this Cathedral in the background, but this is the first time it’s been the star of the photo. It is situated in Piata Huet, which is the 3rd of the 3 linked squares that make up the historic heart of the centre of Sibiu (Piata Mare and Piata Mica being the other two – they’ve both featured a lot already).

Sibiu was historically a Saxon town with a German population, so this is the Cathedral for the German Protestant Evangelical denomination (who are largely Lutheran in their general outlook, as far as I can tell). Many of the German population left during the communist times, and those who were left largely emigrated after 1989, but there is still a small population (and in fact the very popular mayor is also from the German community). I’m not sure if all of the Cathedral’s services are in German, but I would certainly think some of them are – noticeboards I saw outside were in both Romanian and German.

As well as services there are a lot of concerts held here, especially classical music – the organ in particular is very impressive.

22 May 2007

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5 Responses to “Evangelical Cathedral”

  1. Ian said

    I love the triangle roofs [yes, technical terms :)]. Beautiful.

  2. Hilda said

    It has a very interesting roof line — as Ian says, ‘triangular roofs.’ 🙂

    I can imagine that the acoustics would be great for classical music concerts. Some of the churches here in Manila are also used for that.

  3. Simply beautiful, thanks for sharing

    Cheers

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