Stunning Contemporary Icon of St. Michael …

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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...]

experiencing Lent with open ears…

... Catholicism never leaves my senses hungry. The focus of this blog leans more towards visual treats; today I offer your senses auditory treats.An absolute must; European group, L’Arpeggiata, performing Stabat Mater in Corsican polyphonic Chant. Their CD, Via Crucis, traces the Passion through Corsican folk music. I highly recommend. [iTunes]Plainsong, Pange LinguaBiber's Passacaglia in G Minor from the Rosary SonatasAnd finally, just a really nice video of Orthodox m … [Read more...]

Heaven on earth, a look at Mt. Athos…

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... In case you missed it, 60 Minutes had a wonderful piece Christmas evening on Mt. Athos. If you follow THIS LINK can read the show's transcripts or watch the entire episode. Also, follow THIS LINK to view behind the scenes footage.My son was particularly taken with the idea that these holy men pray all day without ceasing. Is that even possible, he asked, but you could clearly see their lips moving in prayer as they pick fruit, paint icons, and sweep the floors. Over and over, … [Read more...]

a Coptic trisagion…

Please remember the Coptic Christians in your prayers. … [Read more...]


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