Byzantine Orthodox Priest Vestments, Deacon Vestments, Altar Boy Robes, Cassocks, Baptism Robes, Deacon White Ordination Robe, Altar Gospel and Epistle Covers, Bible Covers, and Prayers Ropes (komboskini, chotki) for the Jesus Prayer by Philothei.  Dr. Christine Kerxhalli, Owner

About Us

Dr. Christine Kerxhalli, D.Min.
Liturgical Vestment Maker

Dr. Christine Kerxhalli, is the owner of PHILOTHEI, Byzantine Orthodox Vestments. Through the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese in North America House of Studies, Christine holds a Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) Degree from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary in Orthodox Christian Theology; a Master of Arts (M.A.) Degree in Applied Orthodox Theology from the University of Balamand, St. John of Damascus Institute of Theology; and, is a graduate of the St. Stephens Program in Applied Orthodox Theology.

Christine additionally holds a Master of Science (M.S.) Degree in Quality and Applied Statistics from the Rochester Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Degree in Chemistry and Physics from SUNY Brockport and has previously worked in industry as a Quality Assurance professional in those areas.

Christine's Christian educational focus has been in Eastern Orthodox Christian education with emphasis on Eastern Orthodox Church history, byzantine architecture, iconography and church vestments. She is available to speak to organizations and groups in this subject area. Inquiries as to commissioning her to speak to your organization may be made through her Contact Form.

A video, Sacred Space: The Architecture and Space of a Byzantine Church follows:

"Blessed Lord Jesus, Who didst love Thy Father's House, help us to love Thy service and Thy Church: That as Solomon was taught to build and adorn the temple of the Lord, so we, to whom has been committed here the care of Thy Altar and Sanctuary, may perform our holy work, with pure hands and hearts of fervent love. For Thine own mercy's sake. Amen." (Author Unknown)

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