Narthex Iconography Dedications Campaign

Dear St. John’s Family, As we have agreed in our Spring General Assembly, we have moved ahead with finalizing the design and the cost for the Narthex Iconography Project. At this point we are ready to kick off our Icons Dedications Campaign. Please see below the project information. You will also find here a trifold brochure containing the Iconography Design and here the […]

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The Narthex as a Dynamic Place of Transformation

The icon of the Fest of Transfiguration, which we celebrate on August 6th, is a beautiful metaphor for the union and the reconciliation that Christ brings between the Old and the New Testament. In this icon we see Christ in the Uncreated Light, flanked on each side by Moses and Elijah, prophetic figures of the Old Testament while, prostrated in […]

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The Dormition Fast Has Started

The Dormition fast was established as preceding the great feasts of the Transfiguration of the Lord and of the Dormition of the Mother of God. It lasts two weeks—from August 1–August 14. History The Dormition fast comes down to us from the early days of Christianity. St. Symeon of Thessalonica writes: “The fast in August [Dormition fast] was established in honor […]

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