10636Holy Resurrection sets open house at church
- Dec 25, 2008http://www.clintonnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20081225/FAITH/812250302/1006
December 25, 2008
Holy Resurrection sets open house at church
Special to The Clinton News (Clinton Mississippi)
Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church in Clinton will host an open house
from 3-5 p.m. Sunday, and the public is invited to tour the church,
browse the bookstore and enjoy refreshments.
In 2006, Holy Resurrection bought the former Mount Salus Presbyterian
Church property at 414 E. College St. Since then, the worship space
has been transformed into a traditional Orthodox Christian temple.
"We are grateful to God for making this beautiful space available to
us," said Father Paul Yerger said. "Come have some coffee and sweets
with us and take a tour of our new church home."
A iconostasis and two large candle stands were built of cherry wood
by member Christopher Haddad. Eight large hand-painted icons and many
smaller ones adorn the interior space.
Most of the icons were painted by an Orthodox priest, Father Andrew
Tregubov of Claremont, N.H. Father Tregubov is one of the most
knowledgeable and talented iconographers in the country, said Yerger.
More icons are being commissioned as funds allow.
Icons are paintings of Our Lord Jesus Christ, His mother and the
saints, as well as events such as the crucifixion and the
resurrection, Yerger said. Their painting must be executed according
to tradition since it is an integral way in which the faith is handed down.
An open interior space without pews and a dark wood floor with
several oriental rugs makes the space seem large and majestic.
On the roof, a Russian-style gold flame dome supports a cross and
identifies the building as distinctively Orthodox. In front of the
Church, four Greek bells serve to announce high points in the services.
The classroom wing was also renovated. and a well-stocked bookstore
makes available a wide variety of Orthodox books, icons, CDs and other items.
For more information, call (601) 924-2441 or visit