For the first time in nearly 50 years the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Wellington, in New Zealand, has iconography on its interior dome, thanks to an African nun and a young Russian artist who moved to Wellington and a community-wide effort to add the icon of Christ.
The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of New Zealand numbers seven communities throughout the country.
It is estimated that there are about 10,000 people in the country who identify as Greek or Greek Orthodox, who are members of these various communities.
A local news channel shared the story of the Wellington Cathedral.
A short film was also created that shares the journey of the community’s desire to add color to the once-white dome.
Cover photo in this story by Stellar Studios
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