Make a Donation
The studio accepts donations in order to assist people who can’t otherwise afford to commission an icon. This money is used to reduce the overall cost of making the icon and enables both the person asking for the work and the iconographer to see the work created. In all cases, the money donated is held until the opportunity comes to apply it—at which point the icon’s commission proceeds and the donor receives an update from him about its application. While some donors request to have their contributions remain anonymous, in other cases a connection is made between the person giving and the one receiving—which can be a blessing to both.
The icons from the Conestoga Iconographic Studios resonate with a wide range of people from a variety of financial situations. Some of these people are able to commission icons for their homes or churches, and pay for them individually. Other times, communities have fundraise in order to afford these works. In many cases, we find a way to not have the cost of creating the icon stand in the way of it being a blessing to that person.
However, occasionally a request comes from an individual, or a church, that can in no way to afford an icon. Often these are people or institutions which are involved in important work, but who have sacrificed financial comfort and live in poverty towards a higher calling of service. In these cases, donations given to the studio can be applied to the cost of the icon and enable the work to be made.
If you fell that you would like to be part of blessing some amazing people, please make a donation below.