The Church at the Bottom of the World

A recent article by David Coleman is bringing some attention to one of the few places you can celebrate the Orthodox Divine Liturgy surrounded by penguins.

Where’s that you ask? Here’s the short version:

Trinity Church is a small but very beautiful Russian Orthodox Church on King George Island in the South Shetland Islands. It is situated on a small rocky hill near the Russian Bellingshausen Station research base. Constructed of Siberian cedar and pine with special reinforcements against the harsh weather of Antarctica, it was consecrated in 2004 and is the southernmost Eastern Orthodox church in the world.

As the Psalmist says, “Their voice has gone out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world.”

Be sure to check out David’s site for a great gallery of photos of Trinity Church, inside and out.

Photo: Copyright David Coleman. Used with permission.

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