St Elias

By: Lesley

Jun 09 2011

Category: Ottawa, sacred


Focal Length:6.5mm
Shutter:1/0 sec

Two of the domes of St Elias Antiochian Orthodox Cathedral under a momentarily blue sky. The land on which this church was built, on Riverside Dr in Ottawa, was bought in 1966 by the Lebanese congregants, but it would be almost 30 years before the Parish would see this church built.

Participating in SkyWatchFriday

18 comments on “St Elias”

  1. Hiya Lesley,

    Where’s your thumbnail gone to?
    I like that cupola in the sun.
    Not much blue sky your way then?
    We’ll have to swap, although we had seven minutes of rain today.
    Big deal.

  2. It’s a fine looking solid church. Glad to see how they do it in Canada.
    Greetings from Jerusalem.

  3. Even though the church was not built until three decades after the land was purchased, it was a smart move by the parishioners because the cost of the property today would no doubt be astronomical. It looks to be a lovely church that captures the shade of the sky in its circular windows.

  4. They have done a fine job with the building it has so many pretty details to appreciate
    Thanks for sharing with Sky Watch Friday

  5. The sun shining on the copper is beautiful.

  6. Nice church shot, Lesley… we had the same idea for SkyWatch today… 🙂

    [After reading all the comments I realize the message of my sign is not so obvious. It’s a poop and scoop reminder, with notice that there’s a Euro 36 fine for failure to do so. 😀 ]

  7. Beautiful church, and gorgeous skies for the perfect backdrop!! Superb composition, Lesley! Hope you have a wonderful weekend! Enjoy!


  8. Beautiful sky, beautiful church. I love the copper roof and how they use the arch motif repeatedly in the design. I admire a congregation that can hang with a project 30 years also.

  9. it simplhy a beautiful capture.

  10. I love the architecture!

  11. Beautiful composition, love those wispy clouds.

  12. That is a beautiful church. I really like the angle of your photo, looking up to the twin crosses on the tomes against the sky.

  13. This is absolutely beautiful! I hope I could visit this place this coming summer!

  14. I have the impression that the clouds will involve the church..great

  15. Great capture of the early sun and wispy cloud, make the most of that blue there’s not too much to go around!….:)

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