This is the third post I have made about the community of Dubina. The first one was Remembering Our Soldiers, posted for Memorial Day week end. Connected with the cemetery is another one of our beautiful painted churches, Saints Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church.
The early Czech settlers, from the northeastern part of Moravia, made the trip in 1856. If you are interested in a more complete history of the people and church, click Here.
There is a very prominent cross on the front lawn along with the Texas State flag and American flag.
Although the windows are not stained glass, they do have a beautiful shape to them.
A window from the inside......
I have said this before, it always takes my breath away when I step into one of these painted churches. This one is no different with it's beautiful blue dome. The ceiling area has stars painted on them that appear to twinkle.
The common materials used are embellished with paint to make this extraordinary church.
Here are some details of the paint applied stenciling.
If some of the photos appear a little off center, here is the reason. The church was not open for viewing inside. I had to get down on the floor, place my camera inside the gate, and take the photos from a very awkward position.
As I was leaving, I noticed the little angel, with folded wings, resting on a bench......