Thursday, February 16, 2012
St. Elias, Greek Orthodox Church's Icons #2
Yesterday I introduce a major icon in a beautiful church in Eldorado, New Mexico, named Saint Elias the prophet Greek Orthodox Church, which was established in 1992.
"Byzantine iconography is meant to cover the entire interior of the church. It truly assists the faithful in feeling that they have been transported into heaven. Since 1998, distinguished Greek iconographers Maria Sigala nod Nikos Spanopoulos, a husband and wife team, have painted the icons on canvas in Greece, then installed them at St. Elias." Credit: Guide to the Icons
When we went to the church to see the icons, one of the parishioners who had taught Art History at Wellesley before retiring gave us an outstanding tour and explanation of the art work and history of the parish, inviting us back later. Last Sunday (2/12/12) we attended their service and stayed for coffee and a light snack afterwards. What a welcoming parish! Had good conversations with several parishioners.