Carob Memorials Gentiles who have shown grace to the Jews have Carob trees by their markers. The Carob tree provides an even healthier alternative to chocolate. The symbolism is that they are remembered for making the life of the Jews more sweet in bitter times.
One descends into darkness where mirrors and light produce millions of points of light. The names of the children who died in the Holocaust are continuously read so that their names are never forgotten.
Note how the door got smaller and smaller over time…
To keep enemies of the faith from riding animals into the sanctuary.
Construction made pretty good use of natural lighting.
The Greek Orthodox Church tries to maintain historicity by not updating or remodeling. In the case of this structure, the leaks actually are destroying the historical nature of the church over time.