Sunday, December 12, 2010

Our Church Home

Since I took the camera to church today to record the glories of the boys' Christmas pageant I took the opportunity to take a few pictures in the sanctuary itself. Cameras aren't a strange sight in an Orthodox church, so this really wasn't weird of me. Seriously: when the Bishop visits people take pictures of him as he's celebrating the Liturgy. Yup, they just hold up their camera in the middle of the service (yes, they are already standing - we're Orthodox) and snap away. So since now you know I wasn't being weird, you can enjoy the photos even more. Here you go.

Oh, and pictures of the pageant? Nope: the camera went all wonky on me as soon as we sat down in the hall, so it's taking a trip to the camera hospital tomorrow.


Anonymous said...

Very enjoyable photos! Thank you so much! Barbara

Tari said...

Thanks! I've so come to enjoy being in a visually beautiful church - I can't even tell you how much it's come to enhance my worship each week. I'm really enjoying the idea of worshipping God with all my senses, after years of unknowing iconoclasm.

Anonymous said...

I thought of you today when I heard a song from the perspective of St. Joseph - the verse claiming his love for His Son. His adopted Son.

"worshipping God with all my senses" I think visual beauty, meant to glorify God has gone through a period of misunderstanding and disrespect. Thank you for the reminder of the visual sense to worship. Barbara