Malbis: Memorial Church
A few miles east of Mobile is Malbis Memorial Church, a Greek Orthodox church that opened in 1965 in memory of Jason Malbis, founder of Malbis Plantation. Exquisite murals depicting the life of Christ, carved marble and vividly pigmented stained glass decorate the church. The Byzantine Revival structure is also noted for its mosaics made by Italian artist Sirio Tonelli, along with painted religious iconography. The church was designed by Frederick C. Woods of Mobile and is a copy of a church in Athens, Greece. Its marble is said to have come from the same quarries that provided stone for the Parthenon.
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