October 30 2016: Raising the gold gilded cross to its place on the Temple's main cupola. - 10/30/16

cupola without the cross
Blessing of the cross
Venerating the cross- Father Ignatius
Venerating the Cross-Father Ignatius
Venerating the cross - Protodeacon Dimitri Temidis
Venerating the cross - Archpriest George Larin
Venerating the cross - Archpriest George Larin
Venerating the cross - Archpriest George Larin
Venerating the cross by the parishioners
Mr. and Mrs. E. Trouibetzkoy
Crane arrives
Procession for the blessing and veneration of the Cross
preparing the cross for raising it above the Church
Father Ignatius and son- Ephrem
Preparing the Cross: Mr. I. Paschenko and Mr. G. Gorsky
Preparing the tie-line couplers on the Main Church Cupola
Parishioners looking on
Mr. G. Gorsky preparing the Cupola for the Cross
Mr. G. Gorsky going up with the newly gold-leafed cross
Cross preparation
Raising the Cross
Raising the Cross
Father Ignatius and Parish Rector Archpriest Elias Gorsky
Raising the Cross
Raising the Cross
Raising the Cross
Raising the Cross
Raising the Cross
Inserting the shaft of the cross inside the main Cupola
Inserting the shaft of the cross inside the main Cupola
turning the cross to its proper orientation
The newly gold leafed cross atop the main Cupola with Mr. G. Gorsky adjusting the 4 tie-lines
The end result!
Bringing the new gold-leafed 7 foot cross from the Church Hall to the staging area.
The gold-leaf workers: Raisa Stepanovna Cogan, Anastasia Lopoukhine, Matushka Katia Larin, Marie Zaporozhan and the Project Manager- Mr. Kirill Zaporozhan.
The cross laying in the staging area
The cross laying in the staging area
Moleben service prior to raising of the cross.
Blessing of the Cross with Holy Water
Blessing of the Cross