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-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:  

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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