Holy Trinity Receives New Iconostas - 09/14/08

On September 14, 2008, His Grace, NIKON, Bishop of Boston, the Albanian Archdiocese, and the Diocese of New England, blessed Holy Trinity's new iconostasis and Royal Doors. The event celebrated the 50th anniversary of the consecration of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church on September 14, 1958, by His Eminence, the late +Metropolitan LEONTY.

Eight new icons were written by Master Iconographer Mr George Goutsev of Sofia, Bulgaria. The beautiful iconostas was crafted by Mr Peter Nedkov, Mr Goutsev's friend and neighbor in Sofia.  The eight new icons arrived at JFK International Airport in May, 2007. These icons were done in the traditional Byzantine style and reflect icons in many Orthodox Churches throughout the world. The icons are quite a departure from the existing icons which had been at the current church for nearly five decades. 

The icons done by Mr Goutsev include Jesus Christ, Theotokos, St Romanos the Melodist, Protomartyr and Deacon St Stephen, St John the Forerunner and Baptizer of our Lord, St Nectarios of Aegina, St Herman of Alaska, and St Innocent, Apostle to America.

Mr Nedkov meanwhile, crafted new Royal Doors with an attached archway. Mr Nedkov carved eight new frames which were placed over Mr Goutsev’s icons. Previously, Mr Nedkov was commissioned by Holy Trinity parishioners Nicholas & Dorothy Sinchuk to carve a new Tabernacle for our altar. It is quite stunnig in its beautfy.


Mr George Goutsev received his education at the Academy of Fine Arts in Sofia. From 1992-2001, he worked as an iconographer in the Republic of Cyprus. His major works may be seen in the All Saints Greek Orthodox Church in Nicosia in Cyprus, and at St Anthony Orthodox Church in San Antonio, Texas.

Influences of his work are the magnificent Mosaics of Ravenna, Italy; and Instanbul (Turkey), the icons in Bethlehem (Israel) and the murals and icons from the 16th century Monastery of Stavronikita, located on Mount Athos in Greece. Mr Goutsev has also done icons of St Xenia of Petersburg and the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ for Holy Trinity. 


Mr Nedkov received his education at the Academy of Fine Arts in Sofia. From 1977-2004, he worked as a professor at a high school of Fine Arts in Sofia. His woodcarving works are also in churches, offices, and government and private collections in Bulgaria. He previously completed an awe-inspiring iconostas for St Anthony's in San Antonio.

Saint Herman of Alaska
Saint Innocent, Apostle to America
Saint John the Forerunner and Baptizer of our Lord
Saint Nectarios of Aegina
Saint Romanos the Melodist
Protomartyr and Deacon Saint Stephen
The Theotokos