Iconography Project in Bethesda, MD
[Bethesda, MD] Approximately four years of planning and finally after two phases of execution, our proposed iconography project is now complete here at St. Mark. The team of Dmitry Shkolnik, Alexey Vronsky, Alexander Chernyy and Aleksandre Mchedlishvili did a masterful job of weaving influences from the 8th and 12th centuries together and bringing them to life on our walls. The goal was to tell the story of salvation in line and color. Our new icons include: The Communion of the Apostles, the Liturgical Fathers, the Theotokos and Christ in the apse, Annunciation, Nativity of our Lord, Theophany, Transfiguration, Pentecost, Crucifixion, Resurrection and Ascension. We invite you all to come and see!
Fr. Gregory Safchuk
About the Archdiocese
The Archdiocese of the Washington, D.C. is part of the Orthodox Church in America, which is the local presence of the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church established by Jesus Christ and faithfully transmitted through her Scriptures, worship and prayer life, and through the teachings of the Holy Fathers.
The Orthodox Faith maintains unbroken continuity with the Apostolic Faith; embraces all languages, cultures, and races; and calls all to "come and see." Please join us in worship and fellowship.
The Mission of The Orthodox Church in America, the local autocephalous Orthodox Christian Church, is to be faithful in fulfilling the commandment of Christ to “Go into all the world and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit…”