Monday, May 25, 2009
An Iconic Sunday
During the summer, Erie is a city of ethnic festivals, and this Sunday, Marcy and I kicked off the season by attending the first annual Russian Festival. (Marcy has a video inside the church over at her blog and a video of something else we did this weekend.)
We can see the Russian Orthodox church perched up on a cliff from the library down by the water, and this Sunday, we finally got to see inside. So, here is a little tour. The iconography on the walls was done by one of the priests who resides at this church; he is considered one of the top three iconographers in the country and you can see why.
One of the framed icons on the wall was from the 14th century.
When we left the church, the Brig Niagara was sailing into port. In that photo, at the bottom, you are only seeing the Bay, edged by the peninsula -- beyond that is the Lake.
To the left of the photo is the library where Marcy works.