“Did Jesus ever condemn the beauty of the Temple or comment on the wealth it contained? No, He knew that the beauty of the material Temple produces the presence of heavenly worship.. the depiction of paradise after the Second Coming of Christ in the Book of Revelation describes the beauty of the New Jerusalem – in which we participate already here, in anticipation, in the Church, the Kingdom of God on earth, according to our theology.”
(Antiochian Bishop Anthony in ‘The Word’)