Tuesday, August 3, 2010

"Panagia Iamatiki" chapel renovations

"Sanctify those who love the beauty of your house"

As part of a long plan for the Church at St Gerasimos Leichhardt, a lot has been completed so far: the altar, the ceilings, the hall, restrooms, kitchen and now the next step is our chapel of Panagia Iamatiki (of healing - which you find on your left when you enter St Gerasimos church)

chapel at St Gerasimos

The chapel will be installed with microphones and new lighting, but besides these modern day requirements, the doors and entrance of the chapel will also change. The overall aim is for the chapel to be a reflection of the Mother Church in Arakapa, Cyprus. No matter the distance between the nations - we are one community and unity.

new church
old church
Fundraising for this project has now begun, but we are calling out to anyone who would like to help. There is a lot of talent in our community and God brings help that is needed. Just some of the work that will be required is in electrical, plastering and cabinet making. If you think you could help or would like to ask if your services could be used, please ring Fr Leslie at the Church. 

There is a prayer in the Liturgy, that we hear read every Sunday:
"Sanctify those who love the beauty of your house". 
Beautifying the Church is not only for the uplifting of our senses, but also for the generations to come.

Icon of Panagia Iamatiki

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