a recent picture of the work on the
church. The specially-made pillars are installed. Since this picture
was taken, a similar arch has been placed over the main icon of Christ
and adorned in the same manner as its sister arch over the main icon of
the Holy Virgin. Lampadas now hang in front of these two holy Icons.
Icons have been hung in the altar area now, and by Sunday holy Icons
should be finished being placed in the choir's area.
iconographer Elena Kulikova has been commissioned to make an Icon of
the Holy Protection for veneration on the main icon-stand (analoy) in
the center of the church.
Meanwhile, we are in the process of finalizing an order for handpainted
Icons with gold leaf backgrounds,
from the workshop of one of America's most famous iconographers, to
adorn the entire iconostas. However, such classical
high-quality iconography does not come for free. We need your
monetary help! Please consider sponsoring a holy Icon. Materials are in
preparation which will show the exact areas where the Icons will go,
which Saint or type of Saint will be in each Icon, and how much each
Icon will cost.
This should help those who would like to be "connected" with a
particular Icon. If you have a Saint who is dear to you--has helped
you--you can ensure that the icon of this Saint appears upon the
iconostas, by donating the cost for that Icon. When the schematic is
ready for proposed iconostas Icons, we will post it on our website and
all this will become much clearer. God
bless you for your help to us and your devotion towards Him!