“New York’s Answer to the Sistine Chapel” …

... I like stories like this. Stories of beauty and churches made to look the way they are supposed to. If it's a story about iconography, even better.'It's not like Rembrandt. It's other worldly,' Father Leoniet Charlancow, a Rasifer monk at the Holy Trinity Monastery Icon Studio in central New York, said of the traditional style. 'It's supposed to transport you to another dimension, Heaven.'When you step into a church, a holy place, it's supposed to represent something divine. Not a … [Read more...]

Tattoo Artist To Benedictine Monk…

... We'll just file this under My Religion is Cooler Than Yours and call it a day. Because what's that I always say? That Catholicism is punk rock and old punks make the best papists.From punk tattoo artist to Benedictine monk and iconographer, read the story of Br. Andre Love. … [Read more...]

Stunning Contemporary Icon of St. Michael …

This particular icon was created by joining different types of stone together, called an opus sectile icon. You can see the artist's process here at Orhtodox Arts Journal. It's really quite exquisite the way this icon strikes a beautiful balance between ornate detail and simplicity. … [Read more...]

Christ is born, Glorify Him!

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