Markham: Macedonian Orthodox Church
A Sistine Chapel in Markham?!?!
I would like to share with you some information that I found in the Toronto Star from March 26, 2016. The title of the article is Heart and Soul Captured in Art.
A little over five years ago, world-renowned Macedonian painter Georgi Danevski completed what may be the largest mural in North America, at an Orthodox church in Markham.
Georgi Danevski was born in 1947 in Macedonia. He came to Toronto nearly 20 years ago to paint a fresco mural for St. Clement of Ohrid Macedonian Orthodox Cathedral, in Toronto (76 Overlea Blvd.) St. Clement is the first Macedonian church in North America. Danevski stayed and hasn’t stopped painting. Soon after he started to paint the mural at the St. Dimitrija Solunski Macedonian Orthodox Church in Markham.
In 2010, he completed the mural which could be the largest in North America. It sprawls 600 square metres and is a vibrant array of 1000 Christian icons.
Danevski will visit this church on Orthodox Easter Sunday also known as Pascha. This year it will be on May 1.
Here is the picture of Georgi Danevski from The Toronto Star:
He has his own website, you can learn more about him and his art there: