Take an Art Tour of Byzantine Frescoes and Icons
For over 5 years now, St. Demetrius has adorned this church in Byzantine Frescoes. Niculai Enachi, the iconographer, uses an ancient technique that dates back over 1800 years to cover the walls and ceilings with this specialized painting. This Orthodox tradition of Iconography brings the Bible to life, and shows the whole theology of Christ.
The church building is surrounded by farmland and was originally built as a one-room school house. The church is open every week for service on Sunday at 9:30 am. Feel free to attend service and see the frescos or request a formal tour.
Need more information? Call Monica Dellas (517-414-3829) or the church (517-784-0116)
Website 3040 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... » More Information
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 more 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 hand carved wooden wall of icons called a “Iconostasis.”
On this engaging tour, you experience how our world-renown Iconographer, Niculai Enochi, uses an authentic Byzantine method of painting to adorn our exquisite church – a church equal to any you can see in Europe – and it is 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, you will thoroughly enjoy sitting in our beautiful dining area as you drink a cup of coffee with the very special treat of our famous, unforgettably delicious homemade Baklava baked by the Baklava Bakers of the Sisterhood of St. Demetrius Church.
Personal tours require 10 or more people and are $12.00 a person.
For more information please call Monica Dellas (517-414-3829) & (517-569-2982) or the Church (517-784-0116).
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