December 5, 2002
The exterior is capped by a saucer-like roof with a shade of blue that is reminiscent of many domes in Santorini. The low but massive blue dome really jumps out at passersby, although Santorini domes are usually taller. The aisles of the interior plan are in the shape of the Greek cross, with equal lengths, but contained within the circular whole. Groupings and rows of seating have numerical significance as related to the number of apostles, etc. The main and upper levels can hold about 1000 people, a surprisingly large number in such a relatively small space. Colored glass windows are incorporated along the perimeter of the building, allowing for wonderful lighting effects within the interior. The space feels airy and cozy at the same time. The interior also contains a banquet hall and classrooms. An exterior sunken garden surrounds most of the church.
Tours are available on Tuesdays and Fridays, although we were fortunate enough to get a look inside after the Divine Liturgy Sunday service. If you do take the official tour, you can also pay a bit more for a Greek lunch or dessert.
If you are a big fan of Wright's works, you can swing by here while on your way to see some of his other projects in Wisconsin like Taliesin and the Johnson Wax headquarters.
From journal Bill in the USA - MILWAUKEE