Friday, November 21, 2008

Russian thieves take church

_45204772_church_bbc2262We've heard about people stealing from a church. But this month, some thieves in Russia stole a church.

The whole thing.

The Church of Christ's Resurrection was located in Komarovo, Russia, about 180 miles north-east of Moscow. The large, two story structure was built back in 1809.

A few months ago, a survey of the property was done and the building was found to be structurally sound. Although it had not been used lately, the Russian Orthodox Church was considering opening it again.

The church building is now missing. Thieves took it away brick-by-brick so the only thing which remains is the foundation and a few sections of wall.

But there is good news. The entire church churchBESTwithweddingsm_000 can be replaced by a rented inflatable church building! The makers of this wonder of architecture say this on their web site:

The attention to detail is heavenly complete with plastic "stained glass" windows and airbrush artwork which replicates the traditional church. Inside it has an inflatable organ, altar, pulpit, pews, candles and a gold cross. Even the doors are flanked by air-filled angels. The church can be built in 2 hours and dis-assembled in less than one.

(Sending this suggestion to the Ivanovo-Voznesenskaya and Kineshemskaya diocese.)

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