Russian Orthodox Church

At 560 North 20th Street is a building that has been there since the nineteenth century. It originally housed a religious group called the Christian Alliance, but in more recent years has been home to the Russian Orthodox Church of Our Lady Joy of All Who Sorrow.

Exterior of the entrance to the church.
The nineteenth-century building is on the left. The church has expanded into the aluminum-sided house on the right for a rectory and social functions.
Sanctuary and nave decorated for Christmas.
The elaborate iconostasis is the wall with three doors separating the sanctuary, where the priest functions during services, from the nave, where the people are.
The width and depth of this space is similar to the double-wide row home interior at the Spanish Chapel.
Authored by Joe Walsh, February 2019

Matthias Baldwin Park 

423 N 19th St 

Philadelphia, PA 19130

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