North Presbyterian Church / Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church - Table of Contents

Interior - North Presbyterian Church / Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church
146 West Utica Street, Buffalo, NY 14222

2002 Photos

See also:  2010 Interior Photos



Nave and sanctuary   ...
In keeping with the Eastern Orthodox rites, the polygonal sanctuary at the end of the nave is raised several steps above the nave floor.  It is screened from the main body of the church by a Gothic style wooden inconostasis.   ... The four silver icons (only two visible in photo) on either side of the inconostasis are from the Elm Street church.



Three icons on the iconostasis   ...   At left:  carved grape vines   ...    Christ Pantokrator  ...   Archangel Michael   ...   St. John the Baptist



Gothic arch with ribbing in the ceiling dates to 1906 when the church was built.   ...   Wooden iconostasis in lower part of photo



Tie beams  and arch-braces



Greek crosses in coffering



Hammer-beams



Hammer-beam  supports hanging light fixture



Clearstory window   ...   In 2002, parishioners thought the stars decorating the ceiling over the clerestory windows were gold because of decades of built-up grime. After cleaning they were found to be white.



In the 2002 renovation, gold was used on on the granite columns and arches






Left: Transept   ...   Right:  
Iconostasis


Silver plated 
icon of Mother of God



  See south transept stained glass window for details



See north transept stained glass window for details






Side aisle, nave, orgn loft   ...   Tow stained glass window details below:




Holy Spirit depicted as dove




Special thanks for the Rev. Protopresbyter James A. Doukas for his cooperation.

Photos and their arrangement 2002 Chuck LaChiusa
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