Spotlight on St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox

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Highlighting the Natural Beauty of Radiance™ Curved Pews
Spotlight on St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox 

When St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox in Rocky River, Ohio was looking to renovate their church, they trusted Sauder Worship Seating® to create a worship environment that was warm and welcoming. Working with our local sales consultant to capture this feeling, the parish decided on RadianceTM curved pews, straight pews, frontals and wooden kneelers.

Opening the doors to the sanctuary, congregants immediately capture the presence of beauty within the church walls. Looking up to the ceiling, a dome features icons of the 12 prophets on the inside and the 12 apostles on the base. Continuing down the aisle towards the altar, Radiance curved pews accent the building architecture.


During the last decade, churches like St. Demetrios are designing their seating layout to be more intimate. This builds stronger engagement during the service and creates a unity amongst congregants.  Sauder Worship Seating introduced the Radiance curved pew in 2013 to respond to this need.


Radiance curved pews are inspired by nature, crafted with experience. Each pew is made-to-order with infinitely variable concentric radii.  Our standard ergonomic seat contour provides long-term seating comfort. St. Demetrios frontals provide privacy, while also featuring kneelers and book racks.

With the all wood pews chosen for St. Demetrios, the committee chose wood book racks and wood kneelers to accent the beautiful pews. With kneeling being part of the service at St. Demetrios, congregants enjoy the comfort and quietness of Sauder Worship Seating kneelers. This is due to the cold-molded foam that is used vs. conventional foam.


Each solid wood support is anchored to the floor for added stability. At St. Demetrios, sloped floors gradually leads to the altar.


For the choir area and additional seating, straight pews were chosen for St. Demetrios. The underseat book rack allows access to hymnals.


Throughout the seating layout, wheelchair accessibility is built in to satisfy ADA requirements.    

Pew ends are a prominent visual piece for any church.  Absolute uniformity with each cross at St. Demetrios helps create the worship environment that serves their congregants.


Each detail is handcrafted to highlight the natural beauty of wood, from the exceptional quality finish to the flowing contours and curves.


St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox captures the natural beauty with a warm and welcoming worship environment!

Look at St. Demetrios Orthodox Church from different perspectives in our video.

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This post was written by Emily Lantz

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