By: Learned,Rod, Sherry,Victoria Foth
St. George Orthodox Christian Cathedral: 2019
Seller ID: 171535
This richly illustrated centennial history begins with the arrival of Lebanese peddlers in Wichita, Kansas, in the 1890s. With only a handful of families, these immigrants in 1918 purchased a modest wooden church on the west side to serve as the city's first Orthodox Christian house of worship. The account of life at the Walnut Street church includes a Lebanese wedding celebration, the ordination of the first full-time priest, and the start of the annual dinner, where women served home-made Lebanese meals to raise funds for the construction of a new church. The first American-born generation c... View More...