So TINY yet so BIG !!
On the Big Island when going to the City of Refuge you eventually gets off of the highway and onto City of Refuge Road. As you descend branching off of it is another road called Painted Church Road which leads, not surprisingly, to what is called the Painted Church. I believe it’s formal name is St. Benedict’s Church. The church is smallish and built in a style typical of the area… the point is that from the outside there is nothing to make this church stand out as something special. Passing inside however is like entering the looking glass and winding up in “somewhere else”!
Someone long ago (I’d heard it was Priest stationed there) painted the interior walls and ceiling with various scenes. The pillars holding up the choir loft are painted in such a way to almost resemble barbershop poles. Biblical scenes…
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