Saturday, December 10, 2011

Our Greek Orthodox Church

Maria and the Fire Extinguisher. Maria is from Crete, and welcomed us at the door.

Good Old St Nicholas, Patron Saint of Christmas.

Demonstration of the Incense by Christ's Tomb

The Altar

The Bake Sale in the Basement

Hanne, Paris, and Ellen outside the Penticton Greek Orthodox Church
We visited our local Greek Orthodox Church today for the first time courtesy of our good friends Paris and Ellen. Paris is Greek and seemed to know everyone there. The occasion was the Annual Christmas Bake Sale and we bought several special treats like Greek bread, baklava, bougatsa, spinach pie etc. A kind lady showed us round the Church and demonstrated the burning of incense, and explained Christ's tomb and the men-only altar sanctuary. We met St. Nicholas who was preparing himself once again for the Christmas Season....

5 comments:

(B)engeltje said...

That's a very modern Msria..:) ....beautiful paintings on the wall.....
Hugs Bianca xx

(B)engeltje said...

Msria ???That should be Maria...hihih....
Bianca

Barbara said...

You are so very disciplined. Everywhere you go, your camera eye goes too and then you make these great comments about your experiences. I am in awe.

Desiree said...

And now I'm going to toss out a cheeky query. Why didn't you photoshop the fire extinguisher? See, the student will come back to bite the master :)
The baked goods you bought sound yummy!

jennyfreckles said...

Mm, enjoy those pastries - Greek ones are usually good.