This is a photo of the inside of our (still unfinished) church, St. John the Theologian Orthodox Mission, yesterday, on Nativity. Julie decorated the Nativity icon. She said, “You know you’re Orthodox in the South when you decorate the Nativity icon with camellias from your own yard.” Yep:

Say, here’s a 40-minute documentary about Russian Orthodoxy in the American South. I love the way it starts: with a Southern voice saying, “Lord, have mussy.” Heh.