Saturday was a tour and luncheon of Fresno’s large Greek Orthodox Church–Saint George. Terry and I had toured the Greek Monastery a couple of years ago, and knew some of the history of the religion. We were excited to learn more, and we knew the food would be special.
There were about 50 of us on a rainy, gloomy day who came out for this event. The church vicar was our guide and his daughter sang as part of the lunch entertainment.
We entered through these doors:
Into this beautiful sanctuary:
The ceiling was just completed in the last year although the church was built in 1955 at this location. It had been hard to find the right iconograph painters to complete the work. The church finally found a couple in St. Petersburg who came and did the work over a four year period. Their style of painting matched the previous painters’ style of iconography.
Our lunch was Greek salad and Greek walnut cake for dessert.
The main course was chicken, pilaf, and spinach pie:
Many in this group did not know about the monastery so they voiced interest in doing that tour some time in the future. The vicar even offered to be the guide. Terry and I would be delighted to go again. They too serve a delicious Greek lunch.