of the icons is the essential part of Orthodox worship.
The word icon comes from the Greek word eikon which
means image. By venerating the icons of Christ, the
Theotokos, and the saints, the Church asserts its belief in
the Incarnation of the Word of God in the person of Jesus Christ,
and in the deification of man made possible by the Incarnation.
parish is blessed to be home to a number of talented iconographers.
Holy Trinity icon by Mirra Meylakh
Meylakh was born in St. Petersburg, Russia, and emigrated with
her family to the United States in 1978. In 1982 she began
studying iconography in Boston, at St. Vladimir's Seminary,
and in London.
|In 1988 Mirra visited Russia where she met her future mentor Sergei Ivanovich Golubev. Until his untimely death in 2008, Golubev was the head of the icon restoration workshop at the Russian Museum, a well-known restorer and wonderful iconographer with vast and thorough knowledge and understanding of iconography. Mirra became his devoted student and for twenty years spent every summer in St. Petersburg, working daily in his workshop. She maintained close contact with Golubev and says that she had tried to "painstakingly draw from the ocean of his wisdom."
view the gallery of Mirra's icons, click on the images below.