Take an Art Tour of our Byzantine Frescos and Icons
The parishioners have opened the doors of our church to formal bus tours. Father Dusan conducts the tour of Byzantine style iconography & frescos that cover the interior of our church. Our tour ends with homemade baklava and coffee for a special treat!
Complete the form below, or contact Monica Dellas at 517-414-3829 for detailed information
We have many formal bus tours throughout the summer, so be sure to schedule early. We are located just off the Elm Street exit (exit 141) on I-94 in Jackson, MI.
Tour cost is $15.00 per person. A minimum of 12 people per tour is requested. Selected icon pictures are available in our photo gallery.
Icon Photo Gallery (coming soon)
bus tour overview
On this engaging tour, you'll learn how the renowned iconographer Niculai Enochi uses an authentic Byzantine method of painting to adorn our exquisite church. These frescos are on par with those you can see in Europe. The Orthodox tradition of Iconography, often called “Windows to Heaven,” originated about 1800 years ago. The artistic, historical and personalized tour is given by Father Dusan Koprivica, a delightful master of presentation.
The Church is set in a rural area resonating with peace and nature. The colorful interior of St. Demetrius Church contrasts with the pastoral colors of its surroundings. The interior walls and ceilings are covered with brightly colored paintings called frescos. In addition, individual Icons are held in place by a 33 foot long by 9 foot high hand carved wooden wall of icons called an “Iconostasis.”
After experiencing the beautiful Icons and their intriguing history, you will thoroughly enjoy sitting in our beautiful fellowship hall as you drink a cup of coffee while being served a very special treat of our delicious baklava. This is freshly baked by the “Baklava Bakers” of the Sisterhood of St. Demetrius Orthodox Church.
Photos are available in our gallery.
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