Father George Liangas at St Nectarios Greek Orthodox Church, Burwood.
ST NECTARIOS Church’s striking gold iconography is looking as breathtaking than ever.
The former methodist church, in Railway Parade, Burwood, was built in 1879 and had two of its icons updated, the nativity birth of Christ and the resurrection of Christ.
Father George Liangas said they had started to peel. People just walk in, sit down and pray and if we can help those people and enhance their experience a bit just by visually improving the iconography, then thats the key, Fr George said.
The beauty of this church is that it combines the gothic architecture and byzantine iconography.
The $24,000 updated icons were done on canvas and are waterproof.
The Greek community has worshipped in the heritage-listed church since 1970 which has been profiled in Australian historical books due to its links to migrants of the 50s and 60s.
Father George has been as assistant priest at the now Orthodox Greek Church since March.