The Value of the Mass

The Value of the Mass
Up to our own times, it has been the constant concern of supreme pontiffs to ensure that the Church of Christ offers a worthy ritual to the Divine Majesty, 'to the praise and glory of His name,' and 'to the benefit of all His Holy Church - Pope Benedict XVI, Summorum Pontificum

Monday, September 3, 2007

Greek Fest at Columbus Ohio

Well, yesterday we went to the Greek Fest, a local festival at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral. We had good food, good music, good drinks and got to see an Orthodox vespers service. The priests and the monk present were very nice and cordial and the Cathedral is just breathtaking. Check it out:



Despite being built approx. 10 years ago, the cathedral still retains a very sacred style of architecture. Boy, I wish we could still build them like this again.



One of the first things you notice when entering the cathedral is the breathtaking mosaics. The dominant one is of Christ on the main dome.




The Icon screen was made of pure white marble. You can notice the great mosaics behind it as well.
We were lucky enough to catch a vespers service while we were there. The monk is from a local monastery here in Ohio.
Combined with the cathedral, the food and drinks were awesome as well. I highly recommend a baklava sundae.

4 comments:

Brian Douglass said...

That is simply amazing. My spirits are lifted because people still can build such a Church.


Now if more in the Western Church would take note...

a thorn in the pew said...

Gorgeous!

A Simple Sinner said...

I am guessing you did not get one of the very polemic anti-Catholic leaflets that were being distributed? Or take a look at the "Timeline of Church History" they had on display?

Zach said...

I saw all of that stuff when I went the first time last year. If you ignore all of that stuff it's pretty enjoyable.

I'm not sure if I'd call it anti-catholic though. They're actually pretty cordial. There no more anti-catholic than I am anti-orthodox.