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Book Corner: “The Greek-Orthodox Church Allerheiligen in Munich”


Korinna Zinovia Weber

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October 20, 2023

The Greek-Orthodox Church Allerheiligen in Munich – A ecumenical construction project as cultural and spiritual bridge between East and West

2023, Kunstverlag Josef Fink, Lindenberg im Allgäu, Germany

ISBN 978-3-95976-457-5

The Greek-Orthodox Church “Allerheiligen”, built between 1993 and 1995, in the Ungererstrasse in Munich is of particular importance for its community, the city and an outstanding example of ecumenism. Its history begins in the early 1980s when the Catholic church “Allerseelen”, planned in 1929 by Richard Steidle and standing on the same site, was offered for co-use to the Greek-Orthodox Congregation by the Archdiocese of Munich and Freising. In the present church, parts of the existing walls were integrated and traditional elements of orthodox churches were combined with a contemporary, but also local appearance. This book documents for the first time the extensive architectural history of the Gr.-Orth. Church “Allerheiligen”, as well as its predecessor building, the Cath. Church “Allerseelen” with unpublished archival material. This work stands for a “proactive” approach to preservation of monuments and would like to contribute to the long-term preservation of this rather young church from the early 1990s.

Written, layouted and designed by ©Korinna Zinovia Weber, 2023