The term "narthex," derived from the Greek word for "scourge," refers to a porch or gathering area outside the main worship space, known as the nave.
In early Christianity, this was the gathering place for penitents (those who had committed serious sins) and catechumens (converts preparing for baptism). This design concept introduces a unique front porch that deviates from the modern aesthetic and incorporates traditional elements seen in Roman churches. The exterior patio, enclosed by stone, the stone-clad building veneer, and the bell tower with an electronic bell are all part of this design. The steel-framed building and interior design are rich in symbolism, evident in the stained glass clerestory with a glass film. The carpet pattern undergoes a gradual transition in both color and texture, shifting from dark and heavy designs to lighter and more open weave patterns. This transformation symbolically represents leaving behind the sins of the outside world and embracing the illuminating sanctuary.