Annunciation Byzantine Catholic Church

This morning went to visit Annunciation Byzantine Catholic Church in Anaheim, California. A friend of ours from church used to be a parishioner here when he lived in  Anaheim. So we told him we’d visit. For those of you who don’t know, my family has been going to a Ukrainian Catholic parish for a little over a year. I plan to write a series of blog posts on why we decided to become Byzantine Catholics, at a future date.
This morning which happened to be July 4th, we went to the 9am weekday liturgy at Annunciation. We were greeted before we even entered the building by a man who happened to be a cousin of a parishioner at our church in Akron. The church is very beautiful. We really enjoyed the liturgy, and felt at home, even if the music was a little unfamiliar. Fr. James Barrand was very friendly and took time to talk to us before and after the liturgy.

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      The sanctuary has really impressive frescoes. They are working on paying down the mortgage before building an Iconostasis.

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                  The Pantocrator (image of Christ) in the dome.

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      Peacock mosaic on the outside.

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      Sign, and lilac trees. I didn’t know lilacs came in a tree version.

If you are ever in Orange County, check it out. It is worth a visit.

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