Julian is commissioned to build an ossuary for the         St Nicholas Cathedral in Tarpon Springs, Florida

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Julian assembling the ossuary for the St Nicholas Cathedral

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Testing the blue LED lighting

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Julian is cutting the pattern for sandblasting


Until we were approached by members of the St Nicholas Cathedral with the idea of building an ossuary that had detailed carved glass sides and top, I wasn't familiar with the word ossuary. I found that it is a box built to house a religious bone relic. This one is basically a case built to house a religious treasure, a bone from St Nicholas. It's an understatement to say we were honored to have been asked. Julian worked closely with clergy and congregation members and completed the ossuary for installation in time for the Epiphany celebration in January.

© Karin Mesa 2012