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From Fayum Portraits to Holy Icons

It is sometimes said, as a criticism with some hostility, that Christians have appropriated, or even stolen, the timing of many pagan festivals–for example, like Christmas instead of a solstice celebration, or Easter in place of a rite of spring.   Without going into … Continue reading

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Icons, and words from my teacher

I was fortunate to attend Archbishop Vlazny’s blessing of two large icons–the Annunciation and the Anastasis (Resurrection)– at Resurrection Catholic Church in  Tualatin several weeks ago. The icons are the second and third of a series of five icons created … Continue reading

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What is an icon?

What is it you do again?  You mean those little pictures on the computer?? Often when people hear the word “icon”, they think first of computer graphics.  This is, in fact, an apt analogy.  A computer icon is a 2D … Continue reading

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