Photographer's Note

Interior of the temporary temple of Orthodox church of Saint Nicholas of Myra (Santa Klaus) in Reykjavik (foreign parish of Russian Orthodox Church), on the holiday of Pentecost (also known as "green holiday") and Day of Holy Trinity, when there is tradition to put green grass on the floor. There are more than 200 registered Orthodox in Iceland, mainly foreigners: Russians, Ukrainians, Serbs, Moldovans, Bulgarians, Poles etc., and some Icelandic converts - most Icelanders are Lutherans (protestants), hence Orthodox church is a minority group in Iceland.

This is only a section, the church hall where the public attends. The altar is behind the doors and usually priest, deacon or altar men can enter it. The big icon where wax candles are lit is that of Jesus Christ. Next to it is that of Saint Nicholas.

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