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  1. revec2015
    July 6, 2015 @ 7:42 pm

    Wow, Chris, you’ve done it again! Found a new spiritual place connected to a community completely new to me. This interests me in particular because of its joining of elements of East and West. I also love the idea of a small church in a wooded, mountain area – a hidden sanctuary for spiritual communion. Thanks so much for a great story that shows that we are surrounded by examples of sacred space in unexpected places, created by people we’ve never heard of. This certainly echoes the many examples you wrote about in the Burned Over District blog, which I miss.

    • Chris
      July 6, 2015 @ 7:48 pm

      So glad you enjoyed!! There are SO many stories from New York to tell. I’m happy to keep discovering them, both religious and secular!

  2. Cleveland Mass Mob
    July 12, 2015 @ 7:56 pm

    ‘ell-o Christopher,

    The Sarum rite was the usual form of the Liturgy in England before the Protestant Reformation.

    • Chris
      July 13, 2015 @ 2:17 pm

      Thanks! I definitely must’ve gotten my signals crossed on that info. That’s why I always liking meeting someone who can explain things to me in person. Appreciate you setting me straight!

  3. Karma Triyana Dharmachakra in Woodstock |
    December 2, 2015 @ 9:30 am

    […] If you’re in the area and interested in religious sites of all backgrounds, you’ll be pleased to know that just next door to the Dharmachakra is one of the most charming little wooden Orthodox churches in the woods that I’ve seen. For more on the church, check out a previous post that I wrote. […]

  4. revec2015
    January 5, 2016 @ 9:50 pm

    How refreshing to hear of a church with an unlocked door during a time of no scheduled service. Glad you went in!

  5. Debbie Flanders - Schock
    August 20, 2017 @ 11:21 am

    Hi Chris! Just printed out your info to pass along to one of my sisters. She has been attending services there for many years, and knew Father John for 31 years. She always talked about the church, but I had never seen it. Last week my other 3 sisters & I went up to see it. We all loved it! What a beautiful little gem! I love historic buildings and religious icons, although I’m not religious myself. My sister tells me Father John did most of the icons himself.
    I had also never seen the Buddhist monastery, nor hiked Overlook Mt., so was very surprised to see they are both right there also! My husband has hiked Overlook countless times and never even seen the church. We are going to take a ride up today so I can show him. One should always explore their own “backyard”!

  6. Year End Wrap-Up: 2015 |
    November 20, 2017 @ 11:26 am

    […] the Geneseo Warplane Museum. I discovered what may have been the quietest, quaintest, most perfect church-in-the-woods in the whole […]