If you have been in Calgary for any length of time, like me, you no doubt have driven by St. Vladimir’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church which is located at 404 Meredith Road NE in the community of Crescent Heights. Its remarkable and noteworthy steeples have been a landmark on the Calgary skyline for years and no doubt has a very rich and interesting history.
On the weekend, I asked the Parish Priest, Taras Krochak if he would show me through the Sanctuary, and he graciously obliged. Have a look at some of the amazing artistry displayed on a large arrangement of religious icons.
The centre piece of the Chancel is a magnificent chandelier extending upwards to the heavens. I am sure there is some fascinating history and lore behind the design and architecture of this unique and beautiful building.
You may wish to stop by and attend one of their services which are held on Sunday mornings. For more information on St. Vladimir’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church and Rectory, please visit their website at www.stvlads.com.