Monthly Archives: June 2011

Jesus Blesses the Children 3

Every figure in an icon is important, because each one shows a person transformed by the love of God.  I have been giving much thought to the individuals in the Blessing of the Children image.  Although the children are not specifically identified … Continue reading

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Images in Cloth 10

A couple of hours of work were put into St. George Friday.  Almost all of the fabric pieces have been selected, patterned, cut out, and lightly fused to the backing.  We chose the material for the spear–a challenge to have it be strong enough … Continue reading

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Praying with Icons

Praying with icons can be similar to the ancient Christian prayer practice of lectio divina in many ways.  Lectio Divina means “holy reading”.   A short passage of Scripture is chosen, and read slowly, three times, meditating on a word or the entirety of the passage for … Continue reading

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A Russian Story

I was looking at my photos of Russia today, which triggered some memories.  We were driving one day in our tour bus, far out in a rural area, and were passing through a small village.  To the left was a ruined church. On … Continue reading

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Jesus Blesses the Children 2

I worked today on a new icon, Jesus Blessing the Children, which will be written traditionally with egg tempera on a gessoed board.  The first stage of writing an icon involves much analysis, drawing, and especially, prayer.  I have completed several drawings … Continue reading

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Images in Cloth 9

Fusing.  Cutting. Ironing.  Pinning.  Discarding.  Refining. Redrawing.  All of this was part of the process today as we continued to work on the St.  George wall hanging.    The image is beginning to come together.  The pieces are lightly tacked down … Continue reading

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Prayer for the Animals

  This prayer is attributed to St.Basil, Bishop of Ceasarea, who died January 1,  379.  He is honored by both the Orthodox and Catholic Church as one of the greatest saints. O God, enlarge within us the sense of fellowship … Continue reading

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