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DIVINE DESIGN

Simple metal building transformed into church with award-winning architecture

Posted: January 25, 2014 at 4:24 a.m.

STAFF PHOTO ANTHONY REYES St. Nicholas Orthodox Christian Church Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014 on in Springdale. The church was one of 23 worldwide to be included in Faith and Forum magazine's list of the best religious art and architecture.

When St. Nicholas Orthodox Christian Church acquired land in Springdale, the parcel came with a simple metal shop building. It was a far cry from the ornate Orthodox churches of the East but the Rev. John Atchison was determined to make it the congregation’s spiritual home.

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Religion, Pages 12 on 01/25/2014

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