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Happy New Year!

06 Jan

Many changes to come in this brand new year!  We are revamping our website to accomodate our growth; you may have noticed a few links have temporarily disappeared but they will return in a different format.  Our statistics for 2015: we experienced 12,943 unique visitors and in the first few days of January, 2016 we’ve had 87 […]

August, 2015 Guild Meeting

11 Sep

Our August Icon Guild Meeting brought several special guests; one being Pope Francis who so kindly allowed his photo to be taken with Zhi and two new students — Rebecca  and her cousin, Craig.  It was a quiet morning (we start at 10:00am now) as most were on vacation but we worked diligently introducing Rebecca […]

Deb Korluka

11 Sep

  During our visit to the Icon Conference held at the Museum of Russian Icons in Clinton, Massachusetts, we had the opportunity to meet iconographer, Debra Korluka.  We saw her standing across the street while we were waiting to cross over the road and we knew in our hearts that she too, was traveling the […]

Friar Fest

28 Aug

Friar Fest Saturday, August 29, 2015 Vigil Mass at 5:00pm Concert from 6:00–8:30pm featuring Marie Miller, L’Angelus and Erik Christensen Held at the Shrine of St. Anthony, 12290 Folly Quarter Road in Ellicott City, MD. The cost is $10.00 per person and pizza is for sale.  Bring chairs and a blanket for the show as […]

2015 Lenten Retreat

27 Aug

“Praying With Icons, Spiritual Food for Our Lenten Journey” by Fr. Igumen Mefodii Saturday, November 21, 2015  9:30am til 4pm St. Herman’s of Alaska Orthodox Church ( 60 Clifton Chapel Lane  Stafford, Virginia  22555 Cost is $25.00 and includes lunch For more information, please contact Maria Connerly at We will have registrations forms at […]

Icons and Iconology–Museum of Russian Icons

17 Jul

The 9th International Conference of Iconographic Studies “Icons and Iconology” held at the Museum of Russian Icons in Clinton, Massachusetts — took place June 11–13, 2015. Archangel Michael Icon Guild members Tatiana Gubenko and Mick Beasley registered for this conference and we are still on Cloud Nine from our wonderful, amazing and intellectually stimulating conference! […]

Staying the Course

25 Jun

Continuing students of the Prosopon School have asked the question “What is the next icon that I write?”  We want to learn in the progressive order of the school and move along within our abilities after writing our first icon of Archangel Michael.  Here is the reply from Olga Andrejev, Master Coordinator of Prosopon:   […]

Iconographer Wayne Hajos

18 Jun

When registering students for our icon workshops with Vladislav Andrejev, the question asked is … “Have you written icons before?” This question gives us the opportunity to relay the information to Vladislav so he knows what level the student is and to bring the appropriate sketch.  I asked this question of the early morning caller […]

Memorial Day

25 May

Remembered every day, not just today ~ we pray for the souls of the brave men and women who have fallen asleep in the loving arms of Our Creator while serving and protecting our blessed country.  In the midst of daily threats to our peaceful way of life, we continue to place our trust in […]

Mother’s Day

10 May

Corinthians 13:4-7 “Love is patient; love is kind.   Love is not jealous; is not proud; is not conceited; does not act foolishly; is not selfish; is not easily provoked to anger; keeps no record of wrongs; takes no pleasure in unrightousness, but rejoices in the truth; love bears all things, believes all things, hopes […]

Kaleidoscope of Love

07 May

“… we are called to celebrate the lives of those who may not look like us or act like us.  Learn to see each person, regardless of his or her challenges, as a human being specially created by God.” ~ Joyful Witness After reading a morning meditation excerpted above, I received a lovely kaleidoscopic video […]

International Conference of Iconographic Studies

01 May

The Museum of Russian Icons is hosting the Ninth International Conference of Iconographic Studies “Icons and Iconology”–June 11 through June 13, 2015.  “The conference seeks to explore and discuss recent development in the dialogue between theology, art history, philosophy and cultural theory concerning the ways we can perceive and interpret icons, iconography and iconology …” […]

St. Paraskeva

06 Mar

St. Paraskeva, an intercessor Saint for those afflicted with ailments of the eye; St. Paraskeva suffered greatly for Chrisitanity.  Read more about her life as a Virgin Martyr Saint to see what she endured for love of Christ.  GIve us the strength of St. Paraskeva, Lord! The icon of St. Paraskeva was written by Matushka […]

MARCH 2015

01 Mar

OUR MARCH GUILD MEETING WILL BE HELD AT THE CLAYGROUND STUDIO AND GALLERY IN ELLICOTT CITY! Here’s why–the process of our prayers through pigment is an ever evolving exploration into the materials we use to create an icon.  Unsuccessfully searching high and low for custom palettes, we’ve decided to make our own.  Space has been […]

The Journey That Was Meant To Be

08 Feb

We are always interested to read how one discovers the beautiful language of contemplative prayer known as Iconography.  The story of Evangeline begins today and we hope to read more of her journey as she continues on her path.  “Vangie” as she is known to friends and family is the woman at the front desk […]

Myrrh Streaming Icon of Iveron

06 Feb

The Holy Theotokos of Iveron, known as “the Hawaiian Myrrh Streaming Icon” will be at Cathedral of St. John the Baptist Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 4:00 pm and again at 6:30pm Sunday, February 8, 2015 at 9:30am 4001 17th St. Northwest, Washington, D.C., 20011 (202) 726-3000   To learn more about this icon: […]

In Loving Memory

04 Feb

1 Corinthians 15:20 “Christ has been raised from the dead, the first-fruits of all who have fallen asleep.  Death came through one man and in the same way the ressurection of the dead has come through one man.  Just as all men die in Adam, so all men will be brought to life in Christ; […]