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December 7, 2011

Beautiful mosaics...


Yesterday I went to a Greek church for their Saint Nicholas day service. I have been there before (for the funeral of my friend's Irene's mother last year and for their festival). I got to spend more time inside the church after the service and took some photos...A woman donated $500,000 to have the mosaics of Jesus, Mary and the 4 evangelists (Matthew, Mark, Luke John) along with numerous other saints...so a team from Italy came in and worked on it for 5 months, the result is breath-taking...the photos don't do it justice, as you can't see the gold glittering, looking like stars, as it may appear in heaven. St. Barbara (my mom's patron saint), St. Theodore (my sister is probably going to name her baby Theodore when he is born, due next month) and St. Paraskeva, above.
And there are also stained glass windows, which are very nice, my favorite little one was this (rooster or hen, I'm not sure)...My cousin, Zoya, posted this picture of a chicken from Shelburne, Vermont...and I had to share it, too...was a cute sweater, I wonder how long the chicken wore it. Shall I knit or crochet a shawl for my 2 chickens?

13 comments:

Crunchy Momma said...

I have been to Greek Orthodox services and their churches are breath taking! Thanks for commenting and thanks for reminding me that I have another blog that I need to work on : )

Sarah Euphemia said...

Beautiful! I love icons :) Also, your music playlist rocks! We have similar tastes in music!

Conservative Knit Mom said...

I think you should knit a shawl for your chickens! That chicken looks very warm and stately :)I think the photos are lovely. I bet they are wonderful to see in person- truley lovely. Thank you for sharing them

Wendy said...

Okay, that hen is so adorable - please crochet some little shawls for your chickens! :)
And the Greek mosaics are beautiful...

Grateful4Crochet said...

HI, thanks for your comment over at my blog. I love these mosaics- they are just stunning!!!
I just read your last post- I love Alexander McCall Smith books too!!!

Lee Ann said...

I love that chicken pic - I posted the same one on my blog last week!! Great minds :)

Shelburne Farms is about 45 minutes south of us - I will have to pop by and check in on that feathered lady...see if she is keeping warm :)

Mimi said...

Oooh beautiful iconography indeed.

Yes, get right on that knitting :)

DebD said...

the mosaics are lovely.

Michelle M. said...

Beautiful! I love the hen's sweater :)

Sarah in Indiana said...

Oh, those are beautiful! James and I will have to visit there some time to see it in person. Thanks for sharing.

Valerie said...

Lovely photos of the church, Marfa. I can only imagine how glorious it is in person. And, yes, your chickens certainly need some fashionable body scarves! I'm certain you will start a new trend in your neighborhood :o)
x, Val

Allison said...

A chicken in a sweater! Ahhh! That just made my afternoon.

beach babies said...

Those mosaics are amazing. Thanks for sharing! And, yeah, the chicken in the sweater. Hee. Hee. Hee.