Monthly Archives: February 2013

Lenten Reflection

I have been enjoying this simple page of Lenten reflections, and thought I’d share it with you all.  It always takes a while to load on my computer, so I just position the cursor someplace and wait . . . … Continue reading

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Our Lady of Korsun Icon

In every icon, Christ is the center and the subject.  Careful observing makes that very clear in this icon, Our Lady of Korsun, which is  my favorite image to pray with.  I love the tender, pensive sorrow of the expression … Continue reading

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A View of the Future

I have found that the more I read of Pope Benedict’s writings, the more I like and respect him.  (Perhaps that is because I find that he agrees with me 🙂  only he says things much better than I do!) … Continue reading

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A Lenten Prayer

Psalm 4: Trust in God Answer when I call, my saving God. In my troubles, you cleared a way; show me favor; hear my prayer. How long will people mock my honor, love what is worthless, chase after lies? Know … Continue reading

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What’s So Sacred About Geometry?

From Webster’s Dictionary: sacred:  pp of sacren, to consecrate.   1a: dedicated to or set apart for the service or worship of a diety.  1b: devoted exclusively to one service or use.  2a: worthy of religious exercises; holy.  2b: entitled … Continue reading

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Images of God

Before the Incarnation, there were no images made of God.  In fact, it was expressly forbidden.  But because God took on flesh and became one of us, He then had a specific appearance in time and place, and thus it … Continue reading

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Sacred Geometry: the basics

An important part of composing an icon is determining the underlying geometry.  Ancient iconographers spent much time working out the angles and proportions. Knowledge of geometry was essential.  Using simple tools:  a powdered piece of string,  a nail or pin … Continue reading

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