St. George Greek Orthodox Church

Picture by roliketto


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  • March 28, 2013
  • Picture of the day
  • Canon 5D Mark 2
  • Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L USM II
  • Shooting Style Tripod
  • Shoots Number Multiple Exposure
  • Exposures Number -4, -2, 0, +2, +4
  • Editing Software Others / Photomatix Pro / Photoshop
  • File Format RAW
  • Notes
HDR Architecture interior church greek orthodox church St. George church perspective Roland Shainidze ceiling religion sacred

24 Comments

28 Mar 00:43
roliketto

Nothing is better then having permission to take some pictures of this incredible Greek Orthodox Church. As the "mother church" of the Greek diaspora in Canada, Saint George's holds a special place in the hearts and souls of the Orthodox faithful. Founded in 1909 by Toronto’s early Greek immigrant pioneers, Saint George is the oldest Greek Orthodox community in Canada and, up until 1961, the only Greek Orthodox church in the city of Toronto. A veritable jewel in the crown of Greek Orthodoxy, the church of Saint George stands as a dynamic affirmation of the spiritual and artistic achievement of the Byzantine religious tradition. Like many architectural landmarks in the city of Toronto, Saint George's church has seen several changes to its structure over the last century. Built in 1897 by the Canadian architect John Wilson Siddall the building functioned as a synagogue until 1937 when it was acquired by the parish of Saint George. The present state of the building reflects alterations undertaken during the period 1981-1987. With the exception of its Romanesque façade and few Moorish capitals the renovated edifice is now more thoroughly Byzantine in its layout and aesthetic decor. The church interior is unique in being the only one outside of Greece to have been painted in its entirety by the Pachomaioi monks, Theophilos and Chrysostomos, master iconographers from Mount Athos, Greece. Services are offered both in Liturgical Greek and English, and chanted in the authentic Byzantine mode.

28 Mar 08:12
inkslinger

Excellent candidate for POTD....Details & colours are amazing....

28 Mar 08:46
sirenja

Agree, excellent shot!

28 Mar 09:19
bjosted

10

28 Mar 10:10
pixel_komando

Taste of POTD

28 Mar 10:41
deleted_user_

Really nice.

28 Mar 10:45
flipd1

Another POTD candidate for sure

28 Mar 12:46
rxman

10

28 Mar 13:08
arnie58

I like it.

28 Mar 14:13
sanz3jo

A solid candidate. Perfect!

28 Mar 14:30
mark_sjnhs23

It deserves more than 10!

28 Mar 14:34
pandarino

very nice

28 Mar 14:37
iciworm

Wonderful.

28 Mar 15:27
jorgehdrbrazil

10

28 Mar 15:35
tamson1

Very Nice

28 Mar 17:50
drrach

killer pic, interesting intro

28 Mar 20:20
ehfoto

Nice work!

28 Mar 20:20
ehfoto

Nice work!

28 Mar 22:30
anonymous

10

28 Mar 22:47
rcuello

rc

28 Mar 22:57
digicam

10

29 Mar 00:06
pixel_komando

Congrats for your POTD, really deserved!

29 Mar 00:28
cloudberry

Grand!

29 Mar 09:35
inkslinger

Congratulations on POTD, it was deserved with this image...beautiful...

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