In early August, I had errands to run down in the Hogs Back area one evening. Over the next few posts, I'll be showing images from the area. Today I'm starting with three places of worship, each within five minutes walk of each other. The first is fully titled Dormition of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church. It's a large, modern church very closely tied to the Greek community here in Ottawa. The church is ground zero for a Greek festival held here in mid August, and there is a community center on the site as well catering to the local Greek population.
The church has a neighbour across the large parking lot- a synagogue, Temple Israel. It's a Jewish Reform congregation with a reputation for social activism and interfaith dialogue. Its roots date to the 1960s, but the current synagogue is from the 1970s here on Prince Of Wales Drive. It's another modern looking building, and I did like that graceful arch around the entrance.
Up the street is another church, Rideauview Bible Chapel. It's a non denominational church, and the current building dates to 1967.