On Sunday, September 9 2018, with the blessing of His Eminence, Archbishop Benjamin, the clergy and faithful of Holy Trinity Cathedral celebrated the blessing of the newly completed iconography now adorning the interior of the cathedral dome. We were honored by the presence of Iconographer Dmitri Shkolnik who painted the icons of Christ the High Priest, His Holy Mother, the Forerunner, and the Bodiless Powers of Heaven. Archpriest Kirill Sokolov, Dean, served the rite of blessing holy icons assisted by Protodeacon Brendan Doss. Archpriest James Jorgenson preached the homily at the Divine Liturgy.
Challenge grant: An anonymous donor will generously match gifts in support of this iconography project, up to a total of $20,000. For every pledge made to Holy Trinity for this beautification project, your gift will be doubled! To make your gift or for further information, please contact Fr. Kirill Sokolov, firstname.lastname@example.org, 1520 Green St., San Francisco CA 94123.
The new icons were prayerfully commissioned in honor of Holy Trinity Cathedral's sesquicentennial anniversary which also marks the foundation of the American Mission south of Alaska. The festive Divine Liturgy and luncheon commemorating this jubilee will be held Saturday, October 20, 2018. More information can be found at holy-trinity.org/150.
A photograph gallery from the blessing of the icons is available here: https://holy-trinity.org/community/2018-0909-blessing-of-new-dome.html