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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Saint Antonios Antiochian Orthodox church to open in 2015

Future Saint Antonios Antiochian Orthodox Church     




The exterior of the new Saint Antonios Antiochian Orthodox church looks finished, but there's still a lot of work to be done on the inside.

While the drywall is up and lights are hanging from the ceiling, the church still needs landscaping, flooring and seating.

"Probably the biggest delay is just that it's a non-profit organization that is doing it and we're trying to stay within the budget and those decisions become harder to make without a fully accessible budget," said Louis Lawen, developer of the $6 million church.

The century-old church used to be Saint Matthias Anglican Church.
Work to transform the building started in May 2013.

The church is located directly across from the current Saint Antonios on Windsor Street.
When it's finished, it will seat 450 people.

"To be able to take a building like this and give it a new life, which is not the norm these days with a lot of these institutional buildings, that's probably been our biggest accomplishment from our community to the general community to save a part of the city," said Lawen.
Saint Antonios priest Father Maximos Saikali said he's confident the final product will be worth the wait.

"Even though it's not completed I'm with tears of joy because the presence of God is in this place," said Saikali.

He said the church is on track to be completed next year, possibly in time for Easter Sunday.
Saikali said the congregation will determine the future of the current church after the move.

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