ST. GEORGE ICONOGRAPHY
Leaving Our Mark
Iconography Update as of October, 2018
There is good news to share on the Iconography Project. Later this month, the iconography team will be arriving to begin work on the beautification of our beloved Church. They will begin the project by working on the Pantokratera (dome) in the St. Efstratios Chapel. Then in early November through December, they’ll move to the main Church to install the iconography on the walls, including the Pendentives, Arch over the Solea – and the Pantokratera in the dome. Please keep in mind that during these two months the church will be closed and Liturgy will be held in our Cultural Center. We are extremely hopeful however, that we will be able to celebrate Christmas in the Church.
We’re pleased with the results of the fundraising efforts to date, and want to thank all those who donated. But, we have a ways to go before all the monies are raised. This is a community effort and there are many ways all our parishioners can participate. Icons are still available for gifting. A Gold Leaf program has been initiated where you can buy one or more sheets of gold leaf as a donation or to memorialize a loved one. There will be a community fundraising reception on November 17, 2018 in our Cultural Center. Please join us and meet the iconographers, and see demonstrations of icon painting techniques. In addition, a raffle will be held, with the winner receiving a hand painted icon of their choice. More information about these programs is available in the Pangari or you can contact Jeff Michals at email@example.com or 732-539-7302
Iconography is a critical part of our religious heritage. In the coming weeks and months, Father Andrew will be discussing the importance of iconography to our religious heritage. On November 4th, he will do a teaching liturgy where he’ll explain different icons and their relevance to our Greek Orthodox faith and Church. This will be the last day that Liturgy will be held in the church until the first phase is complete. Iconography brings us one step closer to the Consecration of our St. George Orthodox Church. We need our entire community to be part of this important element of our Church’s life.
Iconography Fundraiser Reception
Saturday, November 17, 2018
5 pm - 7 pm
St. George Cultural Center
All are welcome! $50 per person
Meet Iconographer George Giariskanis & his team
Iconography - In Progress (August, 2018)