I spent January 1, 2017 travelling the rural areas and taking photos. I thought it was a great way to start the year. I was going to pass this by as it looked ordinary. I had second thoughts and got out to take a closer look. I am glad I did. It was well worth trudging through snow drifts and freezing temperatures to visit this place. It is a simple Orthodox church in a very rural area south of Vilna, Alberta.
It looks abandoned. I think it is just not in use. There are blinds in the windows and the area looks like it is well cared for. It is on a bit of a hill and you can see it from miles away. The small building is the bell building. Churches of this type had the bell separate from the church. I have yet to find out why the bell was in a separate building.
I had to stop taking photos at this point. My fingers were getting quite numb from the cold.