Espargos is the main city on SAL with the airport for the tourist going to the beaches in the south of the island. During an island round trip we saw this little church and I would like to tell you about the religion on the islands. Approximately 80% are Roman Catholic and 10% are Protestants, which include about half of the Nazarenes. On the yellow sign is written "Screja dos Nazaron".
The Church of the Nazarene is an international evangelical Christian denomination that emerged primarily from within the Wesleyan-Methodist tradition of the 19th century Holiness movement. The denomination is commonly referred to as the Nazarene Church, and its members referred to as Nazarenes. The mission is "to respond to the Great Commission of Christ to ‘go and make disciples of all nations’ (Matthew 28:19)," In December 2006 this was expressed more succinctly as "to make Christlike disciples in the nations." This frames the global mission of the denomination. In 2009 the General Assembly indicated in its revision of Article XI of the Manual the means for accomplishing its mission: "making disciples through evangelism, education, showing compassion, working for justice, and bearing witness to the kingdom of God." Since 2001, the three “core values” of the Church have been identified as “Christian, missional, and holiness.”
At the end of 2008, the Church of the Nazarene had 1,837,393 members in almost 23,000 churches in 155 different "world areas". It has the most Nazarenes in the USA (658,402); Haiti (107,000); and India (59,039).The denomination has the highest percentage presence in the nations of Cape Verde, Samoa, Barbados, Haiti and Swaziland.
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snunney (100774) 2009-10-21 0:58
A good capture of this interesting church, whose painted walls make a fine contrast with the polarised blue sky. The point of view is well chosen to show it in its entirety. Very good sharpness.
AiresSantos (56155) 2009-10-21 1:31
Beautiful picture of the Nazarene Church with nice colours.
Excellent sharpness and light management
Have a nice day
Budapestman (82620) 2009-10-21 2:00
splendid photo of this little church with peaceful mood, the composition is attractive, the colours and lights are amazing. Superb shot. Have a nice day!
Nicou (144292) 2009-10-21 3:20
merveilleus image, quelle pureté, dans les tons, ce gris bleu, ce ciel ave cle châpeua blan de l'église, une merveille.
Bravo et maitié
belido (19934) 2009-10-21 3:47
incredible quality in this shot. The adjustments you made on the photo make me think I am there. The photo has very natural lights/colors and superb definition. Very well done!
pierrefonds (67563) 2009-10-21 5:12
The corner point of view is showing the details and clors of the architecture of two sides of the church. It is clear and sharp. The subject is well framed. The intensity of the light is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.
Silvio1953 (145645) 2009-10-21 5:51
Ciao Achim, composition with beautiful church, splendid POV, wonderful light and colors, very well done, ciao Silvio
ChrisJ (115555) 2009-10-21 7:10
A nice angled pov on the grey church, with superb sharpness, colour & framing. A very informative note. Tfs!
PixelTerror (0) 2009-10-21 9:55
This little church has a bit of an unusual shape for continental european eyes but why not, well exposed image
have a nice day JY
gilou530 (34) 2009-10-21 12:37
une lumiére fabuleuse dans cette photo, des couleurs bien vives, une netteté parfaite, une superbe image
cfreire (11741) 2009-10-21 14:07
Splendid shot well composed with excellent levels of saturation. Excellent pov and framing. Good job. Best regards, Consuelo
Graal (103032) 2009-10-21 23:35
very nice new african church. Good informations in note and well done photo. I like it a lot.
ktanska (28034) 2009-10-22 0:31
Quite nice stone architecture church. Colours of the walls are well chosen to match with sky. Darkish exposure seems to suit well with this.
pablominto (53746) 2009-10-22 1:10
An interesting church, only recognizable by the cross!
I notice the fine light, that by help from a polarizer produces deep attractive colours...
Good point of view and a well framed presentation!
paura (47186) 2009-10-22 15:49
Fantastic colors here. Sharpness are also excellent to show us this interesting chapel.
jusninasirun (17162) 2009-10-23 0:28
Hi Achim: This is such a great shot of the architecture in close framing. Natural tone of colors contrasting well against the blue sky with traces of cloud. Nice shot in color harmony and best regards. Jusni
gunbud (34066) 2009-10-23 17:25
Beautiful captre of this unique concrete church with the blue walls and yellow roof working so well against the vivid blue sky.
darek1978 (13361) 2009-10-26 6:38
Beautiful architectural shot with attractive composition. I love the harmony of colours in this picture and wonderful sky which makes it very impressive. Nice and interesting photo.
Thanks for sharing,
jmdias (65105) 2009-10-26 16:38
interesting buildings, the light is so strange. very nice the way these shapes are put together. I liked this pov and framing. nice view of this not famous area in the island
leo61 (0) 2009-10-27 11:37
Ich erinnere mich gut an diese Kirche und kann es kaum erwarten wieder dort zu sein.
Nicht wgen der Religiosität,eher wegender heißen afrikanischen Sonne....
Gute Farben und Kontrast trotz des strengen Lichtes.
Normalerweise hasse ich solxhe Kabel/Stromleitungen aber hier bilden sie ein schönes Dach über dem Gotteshaus.
xuaxo (6846) 2009-10-31 4:44
Very nice light over the little church.
What you saw in the sign seems a mix of Creole and Portuguese. In Portuguese it should be Igreja do Nazareno. This is a Protestant (Evangelikale) church (Kirche des Nazareners).
Velera (237) 2009-11-05 6:01
Nice blue, nice to see. Good composition of this picture
- Copyright: Achim Fried (John_F_Kennedy) (43665)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-10-06
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon 40D, Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/3.5-4, Hama circular polariser
- Exposure: f/8, 1/125 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2009-10-21 0:25