Camilian Demetrescu


Articles by Camilian Demetrescu

Symbols in Sacred Architecture and Iconongraphy

The church is not a work of engineering. It is a symbol. A building of stone becomes a church only after it has been consecrated, in the same way that a child becomes a Christian in baptism. To see the church as only a building, a material structure, is like deconsecrating it, emptying it of its fundamental significance as a symbol.