When Chris and I first came up with this idea to visit houses of worship in Upstate, New York, one of the first places that made our list was the Greek Orthodox Church on East Avenue in Rochester, more properly known as the Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation. Even though Chris and I first started doing this back in January, it is now June and we can finally cross this place off our list. One of the things that made it real easy for us is that this past weekend was the annual Greek Festival, and part of the celebrations consists of free tours of the church being done every two hours…so Chris and I jumped at the chance.
As Chris and I arrived, the weather was very temperamental and the crowd was light. We walked through the different tents selling a plethora of Greek cuisine and Greek souvenirs, and inadvertently met Paul, who we would meet up with later. Eventually we sat down where the tour group was instructed to meet and were joined by our mutual friend Peter Veitch, who at this point has been mentioned on this blog more than anybody else! Shortly after Peter joined us, the sky opened up and it began to rain quite hard, and of course this is exactly when we needed to leave the shelter of the tent to walk inside for our tour of the church…oh well. Read more