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Sunday, April 24, 2011

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Hamtramck

This Uukrainian Rite Catholic Church was built in 1942 following the settling of Ukrainians in the metro Detroit area in the early 1900's. The church is decorated with huge mural icons by the Ukrainian artist, Mychajlo Dmytrenko. In front of the altar is an iconostatsis consisting of a main gate and two smaller side gates or doors which open during mass and are closed after mass. Only a priest or bishop can go through the main center door called a Holy Door. The iconostatis was carved by Danylo Berezowsky and is decorated with gold leafing. Happy Easter!

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