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November 1 All Souls Day

01 Nov

As we begin this new month, I’m remembering the people who have passed from this Earth as most Christians celebrate All Souls Day or All Saints Day.  Last night as I viewed the moon from our front porch, my granddaughter Hannah came outside and asked “What are you doing, GraMick?”  I told her I was wishing […]


29 Oct

We’d like to thank all of you who were in attendance at the October, 2014 workshop! Master Iconographer, Vladislav Andrejev for traveling from Whitney Point, NY to teach us Yevgeniy Vaskevich for leaving his family for the week to film and assist us Lynette Hull for driving in the pouring rain from Princeton, NJ Fr. […]

Prayers through Pigment

29 Aug

As we continue our spiritual journey, we’d like to invite new members to our guild. Our next meeting is tomorrow, Saturday, August 30th from 12 noon until 5:00 pm. If you know of anyone who is interested in attending, please contact me. This world we live in is in desparate need of contemplative prayer; as […]

Henri’s Perspective

07 Aug

“Gazing is probably the best word to touch the core of Eastern spirituality.  Whereas St. Benedict, who has set the tone for the spirituality of the West, calls us first of all to listen, the Byzantine fathers focus on gazing. This is especially evident in the liturgical life of the Eastern church.  The words in […]

Sharing Discoveries

06 Aug

For those who know me,  I am ever curious and inquisitive–always searching for interesting things to learn about!  This morning I discovered an interesting workshop–carving an icon from wood or stone.  Enchanting!  Though the deadline is coming up for registrations and the class size is limited to ten individuals–here is the link for you to […]

Crafting Your Icon Board

29 Jul

During our last guild meeting we discussed the possibility of crafting our own icon boards.  Understanding the process is time consuming and rather smelly, we embraced the idea as many of us who love the creative process felt the desire to start at the very beginning of making the icon, creating the board. Lindenwood, poplar […]

Our Spiritual Journey

26 Jun

Living in today’s world filled with suffering and pain, one asks “what can I do to relieve this madness and perhaps make a difference in a positive way?” The answer comes in the form of contemplative prayer; PRAY WITHOUT CEASING! Where negatives exist in peoples’ lives, our positive message invites them to conversion of heart. […]