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Assumption Greek Orthodox Church

Address

601 S. Central Ave.

Neighborhood

Austin

Hours

Sat, Oct 13: 9am - 5pm

Sun, Oct 14: Closed

Photography Permitted Wheelchair Accessible Washrooms Available

Architect

Peter Camburas, 1937

Description

Although the demographics of the neighborhood have changed over the years, the Greek community has found a spiritual home here since the church's founding in 1925. The beautiful, ornate structure with a recognizable green dome was built in the Byzantine style in 1937, with many features found in Eastern Christian churches, including a stunning iconostasis, or wall of icons and religious paintings that separate the nave from the sanctuary. Some of the original artwork is in Renaissance style, done in an effort to assimilate the immigrants joining at the time of the church's opening to Western culture. The entry features paintings of children modeled after young members of the church. The stained glass is also remarkable, with sharp geometric shapes and Byzantine influences.

Behind the Scenes

Take in all the gorgeous details of this intricate Byzantine-style church, with beautiful paintings and stunning stained glass.