Announcing an Exciting Book Project Featuring the Liturgical Arts of North America

By Andrew Gould on September 12, 2023

I’m very pleased to announce that I’ve partnered with the Sacred Arts Institute at Saint Vladimir’s Seminary to produce a major book featuring the best of North America’s Orthodox Liturgical Arts.

This will be a high-quality art book focused on presenting excellent color images. We will feature historic and contemporary churches, icons, furnishings, metalwork, textiles, manuscripts, and more. The focus will be on works of great beauty that adapt Old-World Orthodox tradition to New-World culture and contexts.

We need your help! With this announcement, we are making a continent-wide call for submissions and suggestions. Perhaps you know of interesting churches or beautiful artworks in the USA, Canada, or Mexico. If you’re an iconographer, furniture maker, or embroiderer, perhaps you’d like to make an artwork especially for this book. This project will be a once-in-a-generation opportunity to promote the artistic styles and standards which North American Orthodoxy seeks to exemplify.

Dr. Peter Bouteneff and I will co-edit the book and will curate the works to include. It will be published by SVS Press as part of the Sacred Arts imprint, which the Press is inaugurating in collaboration with the Institute of Sacred Arts.

Please visit the project website for detailed information. All submissions and questions should be directed to the contact information on the website: Orthodox Liturgical Arts in North America — Institute of Sacred Arts


Holy Trinity Orthodox Church, Wilkeson, WA. Built in 1900.


Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church, Claremont, NH. Built 1941. Interior redecorated 1980s-2000s.


Saint John of the Ladder Orthodox Church, Greenville, SC. Begun 2018.

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  1. Rdr James Morgan on September 13, 2023 at 2:42 pm

    So nice to see ‘my’ church at the top of the list. Consecrated by St. Tikhon.

  2. Cathryn Slovensky on September 13, 2023 at 5:10 pm

    You must include the Holy Trinity Orthodox church in Butte, Montana. Here’s a link to the church’s website: The history alone is captivating, especially how the iconography was written and the ongoing work involved. There used to be a link where you could tour the inside of the church online, but I couldn’t track it down. We will be so looking forward to the book. Many blessings!!

    • Mat Anna on September 19, 2023 at 11:14 am

      Gorgeous church and interesting to see that an Orthodox Church was built in the 1800s on the plains!

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