St Demetrius Orthodox Church
Website 3043 Seymour Rd.
Jackson, MI 49201
St. Demetrius Church, purchased for $1.00 in 1960, was originally built as a one-room schoolhouse. Today the structure is something altogether different. Still set in a rural area resonating with the peace of nature, the colorful interior of St. Demetrius contrasts with the pastoral colors of its surroundings. The interior walls and ceilings are covered with brightly colored paintings called frescos. In addition, individual Icons are held in place by a 33-foot long by 9-foot high hand carved wooden wall of icons called an “Iconostasis.”
Group Tour Information
On this engaging 2 hour tour, experience how our world-renown Iconographer, Niculai Enochi, uses an authentic Byzantine method of painting to adorn an exquisite church – a church equal to any you can see in Europe right here in Jackson! The Orthodox tradition of Iconography, often called, “Windows to Heaven,” originated about 1800 years ago. This Iconography, through its vivid visual depictions, truly brings the stories of the Bible to life.
The artistic, historical and personalized tour is given by Father Dusan, a delightful master of presentation.
After experiencing the beautiful Icons and their intriguing history, thoroughly enjoy sitting in the beautiful dining area as you drink a cup of coffee with a slice of famous and unforgettably delicious Baklava baked by the Baklava Bakers of the Sisterhood of St. Demetrius Church.
Please see the St. Demetrius Photo Gallery for a sneak peek.
Newly renovated parking lot to accommodate tour buses.