2013 marked the Holy Cross community's 20th year of service to our Lord and His people. In gratitude to our Lord and in thanksgiving for the faithfulness of so many, we began the wall iconography project in the nave and sanctuary of our church temple.
Our icons are listed below on a per-wall basis.
North Wall / Playground Icons *
- Healing the man with the withered hand
- Deliverance of the Gadarene demoniac
- Healing of the paralytic let down through the roof (Matt 9:1-8)
- Raising of Jairus' daughter
(Mark 5:22-24; 35-42)
- Healing of the woman with the issue of blood
- Stilling of the storm
South Wall / Maple Road Icons *
- Healing of the Nobleman's Son
- Wedding at Cana
- Healing of the Man Born Blind
- Raising of Lazarus
East Wall / Altar Area Icons *
West Wall / Camp Meade Road Icons *
Bottom Left (Narthex/Nave Door), Synaxis of Evangelists/Missionaries:
Bottom Right, Behind Choir
Bottom Right, flanking the Angelic Choir:
Conor O'Keefe was introduced to the visual arts as young boy and grew up expecting to become an artist like his father. He began his training in realist painting at age 17. In 2002, Conor joined the Orthodox Church and took the name Seraphim, after St. Seraphim of Sarov.
Seraphim has trained in Russia, the Republic of Georgia, St. Innocent’s Academy in Kodiak, Alaska and Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY.
His apprenticeships have been under realist painter Jonathan Wurdeman — the first American to complete the rigorous Surikov institute in Russia — while in Georgia, and of Fr. Andrew Tregubov while in New York. He's been working primarily in iconography since August 2010.
Learn more about Seraphim and his work at his website, seraphimokeefe.com ›
In April 2013 Kh. Frederica took us on a tour of the nave as the icons were beginning to cover the wall, along with an informal interview with Seraphim O'Keefe.