The Icon Exhibit
St. Jonah Orthodox Church
February 12, 2005
Our parish hosted an Icon Exhibit, consisting of more than 60 Russian icons, mostly from the 17th through the 19th Century.
As people viewed the icons, Fr. John and other parishioners were available to answer questions.
After the Icon exhibit, Vespers was served while the icons remained in the Church. The Shelves had oil lamps built into them to illuminate the icons. The service was particularly beautiful, both because of the icons, and also because of the work the choir put into practicing to make this service as beautiful as possible for those who were attending an Orthodox service for the first time. Unfortunately, due to the lighting, the pictures taken of the Church during the service did not turn out.
The exhibit was such a success that our plan is to do it again next year, and possibly make it an annual event.