I have been fortunate in God opening doors and being able to travel a fair amount in my life. During travels I try to visit as many churches as possible and to look at the sanctuaries of many churches. I have slowly formed the following opinion on the architecture with sanctuaries; 1. Baptist and protestant churches in general are too sterile in the appearance of the sanctuary. 2. Catholic churches are too ornate with structures of little meaning. Also I do not like seeing large paintings of Mary in the front and center of the sanctuary with a painting of Christ on one side, not centered. 3. The Russian Orthodox churches are most to my liking. There artwork in them, IMHO, point more to Christ and are arranged beautifully. I have not been in enough Greek Orthodox churches nor Hussite churches to include them in this discussion. 4. There are some Lutheran churches in Europe that I really like. One in Tallinn, Estonia it wonderful. At the front and center is a large painting of The Welcoming Christ. This is one aspect of the Lutheran churches in Europe that I like. They tend to have paintings of a live Christ and often a welcoming Christ. Far too often for my taste RCC churches show a dead Christ. What is your favorite type of architecture in a sanctuary?