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Personal Shrines

When I was travelling in southern Germany and Poland last summer, I was struck by the number of personal shrines, devotional images, statues, and other items of devotion.  Not just in churches, but in neighborhoods, road intersections, on walls of … Continue reading

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Looking at Church Art: Jesus

As I traveled in Germany and Poland, I noticed that the images of Jesus that I saw were different ones from those in the United States.  Every crucifix was different of course, and always present in every church we visited, … Continue reading

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A Virtual Icon Exhibit

I’ve spent the last several days preparing for, and installing, a small local exhibit of icons in a Catholic gift store.  Four iconographers shared their work. The display will run for a month. The theme is “Mary, the Mother of … 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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Happy Easter!

Wishing each and every one of you many joys and blessings this Easter Season! Icons do not depict the actual event of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ directly.  To quote from the book: The Incarnate God, Vol.2, (translated by Paul Meyendorff:) … Continue reading

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