The Shrine's Chandelier  

The "Choros"


Left, Artist and Architect Andrew Gould working on a Choros for a Byzantine Church. On the Right, a 360 degree view of The Choros at the Mary Undoer of Knots Shrine. And below you will find a collection of pictures at the Shrine to Mary Undoer of Knots!

The Carpathian light of the east

The visual effect of the Choros is the crowning jewel of Byzantine churches. These fabulous lights hung from eight or twelve chains from the perimeter of the dome. This left the dome itself and its iconography unencumbered by chains, allowing a clear view up through the Choros. As you can see in the videos and pictures above that the Shrine's Choros achieves a spatial effect of extraordinary beauty and majesty. 

When you visit, you should take the time to look up and walk around the Choros reading its Psalter text cut in steel at the bottom of the Choros itself. It reads: "

"One thing have I desired of the Lord, this will I seek: Even that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the fair beauty of the Lord and to visit his holy temple."