We took a few hours yesterday to visit St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church in the nearby town of Jackson.
Have you ever been in an Orthodox church? I have, but I was not prepared for the beauty that surrounded me when I entered St. Sava's. It was as if I had entered an entirely different world.
My mother-in-law and I enjoyed the company of the deacon of the church. His stories of God's provision, told with humor and with awe, made him a terrific docent.
This is on the ceiling. I had seen pictures online, but trust me when I say: it is NOTHING like it is in person. It takes your breath away.
Beautiful is such a weak word. Staggeringly gorgeous? Closer.
If you are heading through Jackson, California, the church is on the frontage road to Highway 49, on the east side of the highway. Call ahead if you would like to see inside (contact numbers are on the website.)
To see photos of the painting process, click here