Jeffersonville, PA – On the occasion of their 32 year anniversary as a parish, the St. Sophia Greek Orthodox community celebrated another milestone. This past Saturday evening a huge step in attaining the furnishing of their church was achieved. The new iconostasion was unveiled and blessed during a ceremony at the church, bringing this community past a major hurdle. The evening was further celebrated with a dinner dance fundraiser that featured the church dance groups.
The St. Sophia community recently celebrated it’s 1st year in their new church and were awaiting their iconostasion to be added and complete the facade that divides the sanctuary from the nave.
Made of White Oak and kiln dried, the 5 piece, hand carved church furnishings were shipped in from Chania, Crete; where they were constructed by Steve Kavroulakis Co. and his team. It took two full days and an 8 man team to place the iconostasion in to it’s permanent residence.
In January, the Athenian painter Georgios Kordis who painted the iconography on the church walls, will return to complete the Byzantine icons on the iconostasion. Kordis completed the traditional Byzantine style painting little over a year ago and can be seen here working on the church.