St. John Chrysostom Antiochian Orthodox Church

FORT WAYNE, INDIANA

This church was relocated from downtown Fort Wayne to a new, undeveloped 4-acre site. The design team at Elevatus Architecture developed a master plan which called for designing the site in cruciform with a circular drive showcasing the new sanctuary and fellowship buildings. The sanctuary is divided into three main parts: the narthex vestibule, the nave, and the sanctuary itself. To reflect the unity of all things in God, the dynamic ceiling of the sanctuary features images of the Saints and icons of the Orthodox Church. An enclosed walkway connects the sanctuary to the fellowship building, which includes ...

  • a large meeting room for meals and social activities,
  • a commercial kitchen,
  • a bookstore,
  • classrooms,
  • a conference room, and
  • the main office.