St. Seraphim of Sarov Orthodox Church
872 N. 29th St. Boise, ID
an American parish of the Russian Orthodox Church
Sponsor an Icon


We are very fortunate to have here in our parish Fr. Matthew Garrett, a talented iconographer, who has undertaken to decorate the interior of our Church.  Fr. Matthew has proposed a plan of icons which will be executed as it becomes possible throughout the next year (or years). Fr. Matthew has made some suggestions of icons that would be appropriate in particular places however he is also open to suggestions that you may have of particular saints or feasts that you would like to see in our Church.  This undertaking, however, will occupy much of his time and thus compromise his ability to support himself and his family as he earns his living by painting icons.  Please consider sponsoring an icon (or two or more) to help defray the costs involved.  There is a price list included in this newsletter.  I know that the cost may seem to be high to some, however, Fr. Matthew is truly giving us a great discount from his already competitive pricing.  If you cannot sponsor an icon right away or by yourself, consider a few options.  Two or more families could join together to sponsor an icon that would be out of the reach of any one family.  A monthly pledge could be made to sponsor an icon so that a little each month would be contributed towards its completion.  Also, we will be establishing a general fund for the “decoration of the Church” to which you can donate any amount on a regular basis which will be used (at least in part) to support Fr. Matthew’s work.

If you would like to sponsor a particular icon or have other suggestions, send a message to Fr. David or Fr. Matthew via the Contact page. Payments can be made with the PayPal button at the bottom of the home page - be sure to include a note with the payment if it is for a particular icon or toward the iconography in general.

Martyrs on the Columns


17” x 30” each                 $850 per figure

4 columns with room for 3 figures on each column

Suggested Possibilities:

North Side (Female Martyrs):

St. Thecla
St. Barbara
St. Kyriaki
St. Euphemia
St. Paraskeva
St. Katherine
St. Irene

South Side (Male Martyrs);

St. Stephen
St. Demetrius
St. George
St. Theodore Tyre
St. Theodore Stratelates
St. Varus

Altar Area


By request of Archbishop Kyrill

28” x 40” icon of the Nativity of Christ   $1,500
28” x 40” icon of the Prayer in the Garden of Gethsemane   $1,000
53” x 80” icon of the Raising of Lazarus   $5,000
53” x 80” icon of the Entry into Jerusalem   $5,000
53” x 80” icon of the Arrest of Jesus   $5,000
53” x 80” icon of the Crucifixion of Jesus   $4,000

Triangular Compositions next to Icons of Saints of Russian America


44” x 80” icons               $2,000 per panel

Mary of Egypt outside the church in front of the icon of the Mother of God
Mary of Egypt receiving communion from Saint Zosimas
Denial of Saint Peter
Repentance of Saint Peter

Below the High Windows, North and South


44” tall, room for 10-15 figures in one mural             $1,200 per figure

To be completed once we have a full panel’s worth of figures

Saints of Russia
suggested possibilities:

St. Xenia of St. Petersburg
St. Matrona of Moscow
St. Sergius of Radonezh
St. Job of Pochaev
St. Vladimir
St. Olga
St. Cyril and Methodius
St. Hierarchs of Russia
St. Anthony and Theodosy of the Kiev Caves

Saints of North America
suggested possibilities:

St. John of San Francisco
St. Peter the Aleut
St. Innocent of Alaska
St. Jacob Netsvetov
St. Herman of Alaska
St. Juvenaly
St. Alexei Toth
St. Raphael of Brooklyn
St. Tikhon Patriarch of Moscow
St. John Kochurov
St. Alexander Hotovitzky
St. Nicholai of Zicha
St. Sebastian Dabovich

Above the (regular) Windows


34” x 30”                        Six panels:

Scenes from the life of St. Seraphim

Miraculous healing as a child   $1,500
Praying on the rock   $1,250
Feeding the bear   $1,250
Wounded by robbers   $1,500
Vision during the Liturgy   $1,500  
Transfiguration with Motovilov   $1,250