Virtual Lecture 17: The Garments of Salvation: exploring the world of Greek Orthodox liturgical vesture with Krista West

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The Garments of Salvation: exploring the world of Greek Orthodox liturgical vesture

Lecturers: Krista West
Date: Sunday May 15, 2022 1PM Eastern
Registration: April 11-18, 2022 1PM Eastern

Master ecclesiastical tailor Krista West has made church vestments and paraments for Greek Orthodox churches throughout North America for over 25 years. She will introduce us to this world of color, ornament, and sublime beauty by sharing about her work and explaining how vestments and paraments are made and used. She has lectured extensively throughout the US and is an enthusiastic speaker on this fascinating topic.

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Krista West was born in Portland, Oregon and began sewing at the age of 4. Her love of handcrafts as a child and her conversion to Orthodox Christianity in 1993 led into an interest in Orthodox ecclesiastical vesture. She apprenticed with Leslie Schaill of Traditional Cassocks and Vestments from 1994 to 1997 and began Krista West Vestments in 1997 with launching in 1998 as the first ecclesiastical tailoring website on the Internet. Her focus quickly centered upon the Greek style and she has sewn for clergy and churches in 48 of the 50 United States as well as multiple other countries.