This synagogue, surrounded on three sides by the seminary, was built in 1902. There were once three synagogues in Osijek, Croatia, but following World War II few Jews were left. An Assemblies of God congregation rented the building off and on until the handful of remaining Jews offered it to them for sale in the 1970s. The synagogue was restored as a Christian place of worship that celebrates our Jewish spiritual heritage. In 2002 the choir of the remaining synagogue came to celebrate the hundredth anniversary of the building together with the church.
The cross and the decalogue (10 commandments) share the front of the sanctuary. I found it symbolic that when the ark is open--the holy place where the scrolls of the Torah were once kept--the cross is revealed
Tomorrow I'll show you some of the pictures I took in the 19th century cathedral downtown that was the target of Serb attacks during the War for Independence in the early 1990s.
LeAnne Hardy has lived in six countries on four continents. Her books come out of her cross-cultural experiences and her passion to use story to convey spiritual truths in a form that will permeate lives.
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