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After 20 years, 'Windows into heaven' completed in York area

Source: York Daily Record

March 7, 2017

St. John Chrysostom Orthodox Church, in Springettsbury Township, will be holding an Open House on Sunday, March 12 from 2-4 pm to invite the public to see the completed iconography 20 years in the making.

In the Orthodox tradition, icons are picture Gospels and often called “windows into heaven.” Historically, the images communicated stories of the New Testament for the sake of those who couldn’t read or afford the Bible according the Rev. Peter Pier, pastor of the church said, in a 2007 story the York Daily Record published about the religious art.

Photo: York Daily Record Photo: York Daily Record

One of the few iconographers living in the United States, artist Elias Katsaros, has worked on the project 20 years.

According to Rev. Pier, the project at St. John Chrysostom is a completion of Katsaros's life work, who specialized in the rebirth of the ancient Byzantine style of Iconography.

Photo: York Daily Record Photo: York Daily Record

Photo: York Daily Record Photo: York Daily Record


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York Daily Record

09 / 03 / 2017

This is in the glorious state of Pennsylvania!
Thomas Johnson Hulbert:
Hello Jesse,

Interesting place. Springettsbury Township. Is it in the US, the UK, Australia or New Zealand? The 'York area' suggests the UK, but there is New York in the US and the list of York namesakes in the anglo diaspora is rather tremendous.
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