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DIOCESE OF EASTERN AMERICA AND NEW YORK: January 11, 2008
Holy Virgin Protection Parish School Opens an Iconography Program

This school year, for the first time in the fifty-year history of Holy Virgin Protection Parish School in Nyack, NY, children are offered a new area of study: iconography. Heading the program is Ekaterina Ivanovna Piskareva, an experienced artist, restorer and icon-painter, accredited by the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation.

Mitred Protopriest George Larin, Rector of Protection Church, expressed his profound gratitude to Ekaterina Ivanovna before the rite of blessing the icons "Savior Not-Made-By-Hands," painted by 18 students. He noted her unique talent in passing on her love for the holy art to the young students, which should help them pray before every icon.

We present photographs of the blessing of the icons, which took place at Holy Virgin Protection Church.