But what shall we worship?

During a hike in the Szeklerland in Romania, I came across a neat church in the village of Tâmpa. Besides the refreshing and strong blue color, its most interesting aspect was the absence of any cross, statue of Jesus or Mary, paintings of saints or indeed any paintings at all.

Tampa churchWith the tiled stove, the carpets and the floral arrangement, the church conveyed the cozy atmosphere of a living room.

UPDATE: Several of my readers have pointed out that this is indeed the typical style of churches of the Reformed Church in Romania. Thanks to all who wrote!


About Andreas Moser

Travelling the world and writing about it. I have degrees in law and philosophy, but I'd much rather be a journalist, a spy or a hobo.
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1 Response to But what shall we worship?

  1. Anthony Rollins says:

    Tâmpa is not pronounced as Tampa. More like Tümpa or TbImpa with a Russian “y”: https://translate.google.com/#ro/en/T%C3%A2mpa

    Tampa, Florida is so overrated. Gladly it does not end with a letter x.

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