St. Demetrius Orthodox Church, the little “Jewel of Jackson” is painted from floor to ceiling with beautiful Byzantine frescos. The technique of two-dimensional painting has been used for over 1800 years in cathedrals and churches across the world.
At St. Demetrius, groups of 12 can schedule to receive a historical, artistic, and personalized tour to learn about the art work which is equal to any you can see in Europe. The Orthodox tradition of Iconography, often called “Windows to Heaven,” truly brings a new perspective to Biblical stories. After experiencing the beautiful frescos and their intriguing history, guests are served a cup of coffee and a very special treat - homemade Baklava freshly baked by the Baklava Bakers of the Sisterhood of St. Demetrius Church.
St. Demetrius is open every Sunday for service at 9:30 am. Guest are free to attend a Liturgy to see the frescos. Formal and large bus tours are available. Call Monica Dellas at (517) 414-3829 to schedule a tour.