The Royal Doors of our church are now adorned with beautiful new icons. Traditionally the center doors of the iconostasis have icons of the four evangelists and the Annunciation. Because our church did not have these icons, our parishioner and iconographer Leslie Smyth has been working on and painting these images for quite a long time. Leslie finished the icons in time for them grace ou
r church during the festal Nativity services. She also painted a beautiful new icon of Saint Peter, which is in a special new case and will be continually available for veneration. The patronal icon and the icons on the Royal Doors were blessed before vespers on the Friday evening before Christmas.
Leslie has also painted a number of other icons which grace the walls of our church and of parishioners’ homes.