Photographer Features St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Cathedral

Photographer Features St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Cathedral


Colossal, an art blog, recently highlighted New Yorker, Richard Silver.  Silver captures the perspective of a toddler, the ceiling, in his stunning collection, Vertical Churches.  He photographs the altar, across the ceiling to the front door, in one panoramic sweep, featuring the structure and beauty of ecclesiastical architecture.


“Finding the perfect location in the center aisle then shooting vertically from the pew to the back of the church gives the perspective that only architecture of this style can portray,” says Silver.


The only Orthodox church in this colleection is the Serbian Orthodox Cathedral of St. Sava.  Formerly known as Trinity Chapel, (Trinity church on Downtown, Wall Street,) this was the location of the first time an Orthodox liturgy was held in an Episcopal church in America in 1865; an event the New York Times referred to as an “un-usual historic happening,” the “Inauguration of the Russian-Greek Church in America.”  (  It’s been an Orthodox church since 1942.


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Presvytera Vassi Haros

Presvytera Vassi Makris Haros is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati's College of Design, Art, Architecture & Planning and Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology. She is the owner, designer and photographer of V’s Cardbox, In Service and Love. a greeting card company featuring cards with an Orthodox voice. She strongly feels that experiencing the Orthodox Faith through the church’s cyclical calendar of feasts and fasts is a gift that is too often overlooked.