Job of Pochaiv Orthodox Christian Church
1319 Trinity Drive, Los Alamos, New Mexico

Welcome to Los Alamos, New Mexico!


Welcome to St. Job of Pochaiv Orthodox Church, a parish under the omophorion of His Grace, Bishop DANIEL of the UOC of the USA. We are located at 1319 Trinity Drive in Los Alamos, New Mexico.

We are a vibrant and growing community of faith, worshipping our Lord, God, and Savior, Jesus Christ, in a historical way. Our services are in Eglish and children are always welcome. As St. Andrew put it so succintly, "Come and see!"

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Service Schedule:

Wednesday: Daily Vespers 5:30pm

Saturday: Great Vespers 5:30pm

Sunday: Divine Liturgy 10:00am

Registration form for Iconography Workshop 2018
2018 Prosopon Iconography Workshop
The 2016 class
The 2016 class
The 2016 class



The Prosopon School of Iconology
Icon Painting Workshop
in the Byzantine-Russian Tradition

June 11-16, 2018

Saint Job of Pochaiv Orthodox Church


This expanded course offering involves the study of the ancient
floating technique of icon painting in the Byzantine Russian
tradition, which reached its height in the XV-XVI centuries.
Students will study the many-stepped method of layering egg
tempera under the instruction of a teacher from the Prosopon
School of Iconology. Gesso application, gilding on bole, and final
olipha application will also be taught. Each step has a symbolic and
theological basis as a liturgical art. This basis will be taught parallel
to the technique. Normally, each individual student completes an
Icon by the end of the course. A background in art is NOT
required to be successful in this course.

Beginner and Advancedstudents welcome. 

Daily Schedule of Classes

9:00 a.m to noon - instruction

Break for lunch

1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (estimate) - instruction



1. Explanation of the preparation of the board with gesso ground,levkas
2. Transferring the Image and its engraving: preparation of thesurface under the gold (red clay application)
3. Gilding and burnishing
4. First layer of color, roskrish
5. Redrawing of the outlines; first highlights, vokhrenie
6. First float of transparent color
7. Second highlight
8. Second float
9. Second redrawing; third highlight, enliveners, ozhivki
10. Linseed oil application, Olipha
11. Questions, make-up, review of the process, and instructor comments regarding each icon



Beginning students will commence their studies on the image of the Archangel Michael
and work in a step by step process towards
its completion. Along with the technical application and
instruction, the theological understanding of the Icon will be
presented. This icon is the first of the curriculum which is
structured as a progression of icons that reflect the growing skills
and spirituality of the student. The icon of the Archangel Michael
is followed by the icon of the Archangel Gabriel. The next two
icons in the series are the icons of John the Baptist and the
Theotokos, the Mother of God. If the student has already
completed these four icons, the student should inform the School
at the time of enrollment and instructors will provide advice of
which icon is to be completed at the workshop.

Advanced students will continue their studies with a more complex
icon selected by the instructor - or an icon that they have selected -
and will work towards its completion. Instruction will concentrate
on more advances methods and refinements with a focus on
highlights, blending of pigments and geometric proportion of
figures. Taught along with the technical painting will be the
theological unfolding of the icon. Advanced students may bring
their own brushes and other supplies. This year advanced students
may select icon of the Resurrection or another in consultation with

The Bible; Liturgical Books, i.e., writings of Saint John of
Damascus, Saint Theodore the Studite, Saint Gregory Palamas;
works of Leonid Uspensky and Pavel Florensky;The
Iconpainter's Pattern Book; “The Icon” by Egon Sendler which
contains both theologyand technical information.

Some titles will be available for purchase.

Tuition for the workshop includes Instructor tuition, Gessoed
“student” (9x14) board. gold leaf sheets (3), pigments, brushes, etc.
Tuition is $625 if paid by May 17; if paid after tuition is $675
Advanced students icon board please add $15 Deposit of $325
assures a place in the class (enrollment is limited); the balance is
due by June 11. All deposits are non-refundable unless the
workshop is under-enrolled, in which case all deposits will be
returned. Make check payable to: Icon Workshop-Saint Job
Orthodox Church, 2270- 39th St., Los Alamos, NM 87544.

Saint Job of Pochaiv Orthodox Church
1319 Trinity Drive
Los Alamos, NM 87544
Contact: Elizabeth Bezzerides 505-660- 9113 or

Hierarchical Visit 2017

Metropolitan ANTONY and Archbishop DANIEL visit Saint Job - 08/05/17

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Marriage & Family Workshop
Dr. Ford leads workshop
Dr. Ford leads workshop
Dr. Ford leads workshop
Marriage as a path to holiness

June 25, 2016 -- Drs. David and Mary Ford visited St Job Church to present the lecture, "Marriage as a Path to Holiness." Dr. David Ford's talk on holiness in marriage and tips for infusing Christianity in family life was well-attended and motivating to all! For this event, we were able to get a permit to temporarily use our new church space, in development on Trinity Avenue in downtown Los Alamos. The picture shows a glimpse of our new fellowship space. For more information on this topic, check out the Fords' two books, Marriage as a Path to Holiness: Lives of Married Saints.

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