The intricate painting of the interior dome of Holy Trinity’s Greek Orthodox Church is complete and the congregation is opening its doors Sunday for a 6 p.m. public lecture and tour by the chief iconographer.
George Kordis of Athens will speak about the work that he and four associates have completed this summer, part of a three-year project for the $6 million church on Main Street. The five have climbing many layers of scaffolding to depict Christ Pantocrator, a traditional icon covering the center of the dome, as well as Mary and Joseph, the parents of Jesus, and 20 prophets on the wall of the dome.
Kordis, who teaches at the University of Athens and is also a visiting professor at Yale, will return during the following two years to complete the Byzantine-style depictions of the story of creation. The church is located at the corner of Main and Richland streets.