How was the inside of the Church?
Some observations about the interior that I remember...
- The lights hanging from the ceiling were in the shape of + style crosses (maybe 3' x 3'), but they were hidden and the lights were pointed upward, so you didn't actually see the bulbs, only cross-like things. There was plenty of light though.
- There is a giant circular window behind the altar, similar to the one that can be seen in the picture
- On the dais was a chair for the priest to sit on on the right, a rather minimalistic altar in the middle, and a podium for doing readings/singing on the left.
- For holy water there was a continuously running/recirculating fountain at the back of the nave
- There were lots of pews, and some chairs, most running in the normal manner, but with some pews up front running from the front wall towards the direction of the main group of pews. The spaces between the pews were a bit close, but not uncomfortably so.
- There were windows along the sides of the Church, but not stained glass. The roof was slanted leading towards the windows, with the space opening for the windows being in a wedge or pie like shape, which was architecturally interesting
- There were things (I don't recall what) in between the windows on the sides, so that the Church did not seem as bare
- There was a crucifix behind the altar, below the window
- They had a bell choir at the beginning and towards the end doing some music
- While I like the domes of Orthodox Churches, the roof was fine looking
- Built in 1999, the parish was quite clean and modern looking (I've seen parishes much more minimalistic, and also more ornate)
- The vestibule was rather large, though didn't have a place to put my coat (argh!) Maybe they had a cloakroom somewhere, though other people in the church also had jackets on
Overall a nice parish, I think