After the devastating fire which plagued our church in 2017 we have been working hard to rebuild and return to the status of serving Christ and the faithful.
In an effort to keep the faithful updated on the status of the renovation please see below photos and updates regarding the reconstruction process.
The interior ceiling.
Interior first floor prior to closing of walls.
Interior with walls being closed. (Jan. 2021)
The beautiful stained glass windows, which are being held in storage, depicting all the original saints will be in place very soon.
Before the scaffolding is removed the iconography depicting the Pantocrator and the Platitera will be in place. See below the actual images of the iconography which will be placed on the ceiling and on the far altar wall respectively.
The Pantocrator and the four Evangelists.
The Platitera enthroned (is over ten feet in height) will be accompanied by two large angels on each side.
The closing of the church ceiling. (Feb. 2021)
In order to achieve and maintain the traditional appearance of the church prior to the fire it has been our intention from day one to attempt to keep or replicate as best as possible the original element (the look and feel). Therefore, the beautiful terrazzo floor, which has been part of the church’s interior for so many decades, after careful cleaning and very minor repair will be kept intact.
The wood work for the interior of the church including the iconostasi, bishop’s throne, chanter’s stand, pulpit as well as the pews have been completed and are awaiting shipment.
As always with matters of this form it is very difficult to set an exact date for completion. However, given the current conditions and circumstances, with God’s help and your prayers, the intended opening is set for late spring 2021.
More updates to follow.