This is a real church. Funds were collected by a charity called Temple for Antarctica which paid for this Eastern Orthodox, staffed, church. Trinity Church can accommodate up to 30 people and was opened by in 2004 by Theognost, the Biship of Segiyev Posad and the Namestrnik of Troitse-Sergiyeva Lavra. The Orthodox church is staffed by one or two volunteer priests who rotate out each year.
The church is on King George Island which is near the Russian Bellingshausen Station in Antarctica. When the priests aren’t busy with Church duties they help maintain the station.
In Pure Spirit
Would you be up for a trip to King George Island and a visit to Trinity Church?
Know of any other impressive church photographs? Share the links in the comments below.
Apologies if this comment gets posted twice, not sure it worked the first time.
I am doing an educational website about Antarctica (non profit). I have been looking for a good picture of Bellingshausen church and this is the nicest looking and most suitable one I have see. Would you give me permission to use it? I would not be able to pay you but I could credit you if it is your picture.
I hope you reply, I really want to use this pic and the deadline is looming!