Austin, Texas: Completed
Work, Holy Protection Church, Mar. 30, 2012
A parish of the Russian Orthodox Church
Outside Russia, 1701 Peridot Rd., Pflugerville, TX
78660, a few blocks from Austin. Church website: http://www.orthodoxaustin.org
the Holy Spirit dove with golden rays is seen on the
iconostas. Ecclesiastical chandeliers are installed. There
is a proper walkway, flowers have been planted on either
side of the front entrance, to the left of the front doors,
and in the back yard. Tree branches have been trimmed back
to permit processions with cross, lanterns, and banners. A
new mailbox has been installed to replace the one demolished
recently. We have new vestments: purple for Lent; gold for
feasts; white for Easter. The next outdoor procession will
be on Orthodox Palm Sunday, April 8, 2012.
Hieromonk Aidan stands in front of the iconostas with Holy
above: Fr. Aidan in front of
the newly-improved iconostas, a better view of the Holy
Spirit with rays of gold.
above: Fr. Aidan in front of the renovated iconostas.
Note the purple Lenten analoy covers, which were completed
by Myrrh-bearer diligence just in time for the start of
Great Lent. Also note the new gold-colored ecclesiastical
chandeliers with icons of the Saints, and reduced kliros
walls. The next step is to install wooden railings on top of
the shortened wall segments.
above: The beautified church, showing on the left the
holy water vessel, the candle-stand for the departed, the
Holy Trinity banner, and on the right Fr. Hieromonk Aidan,
rector of the parish.
Thanks to parish
photographer Lena Larina for the above photos, taken Mar.
Lenten Retreat for Clergy, Chicago
Cathedral, Mar. 20-22, 2012
assembled clergy at the Lenten Retreat, Chicago Cathedral,
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia. Fr. Aidan and Fr.
Paul are standing in the very back near the center.
Photo courtesy of
newly-ordained Hieromonk Timothy (Tadros) of Cedar Rapids,
Iowa. Axios. (Photo
taken Mar. 22, 2012)
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