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Love One Another

14 Feb

You have blessed us, Lord, with gifts of friendship, peace, serenity and love as we work together to praise you.  On this St. Valentine Day, we pray all readers to love one another as the Lord loves us. On Sunday, February 12–we gathered to finish work to begin anew. Iconography is a constant process, transforming […]

First Day of Winter

21 Dec

Winter is officially here!  As we move closer to the celebration of the Birth of Our Lord, let us be mindful of those in our midst who are less fortunate than ourselves.  Works of Mercy are found in the teachings of Jesus as a model for how we should treat each other, as if our […]

Immersed in the Words of Luke

29 Nov

” … although you have hidden these things from the wise and the learned you have revealed them to the childlike.” Luke 10:21 In Scripture we are asked to approach life in a childlike manner–the announcement made over the loudspeaker that the “icon ornament room” was open brought a tidal wave of children into the […]

Warm your Heart …

22 Nov

… by warming another. “And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body.  And be thankful.”  Colossians 3:15 Thanksgiving is two days away and many of us are preparing to celebrate with family and friends.  There are many people in great need of assistance and […]

Humble Practice

03 Nov

“What is true humility and why should we make it a characteristic mark of our life and action?  True humility is not feeling bad about yourself, or having a low opinion of yourself, of thinking of yourself as inferior to others.  True humility frees us from preoccupation with ourselves, whereas a low self-opinion tends to […]

A Blessed Experience

26 Oct

October 17 began with prayer for another wonderful icon workshop with our beloved Master Iconographers, Vladislav Andrejev and Dmitri Andreyev. Good trees bear good fruit!   Pictures are worth a thousand words so I won’t bore you with a lengthy description of the activities throughout our amazing week but suffice it to say, many prayers […]

Slavic Heritage Festival

04 Oct

The month of October brings many communities together to celebrate Fall with sharing in the bounty of the Lord.  We are excited to attend the Slavic Heritage Festival where you can purchase lovely arts and crafts, enjoy ethnic foods, listen to music and view the fantastic dancers from the Kalinka Russian Dance Company and the […]

A Glorious Gateway to October’s Events

03 Oct

  “Today we see the iconographers!” This is from my four year old grandson, Caleb–affectionately known as “Buglet.”  Caleb loves icons and I wish you could hear him say “Holy Theotokos” with his slight lisp–adorable!  It warms our hearts when small children learn about icons and seem to have an innate knowledge as to what […]

Fall Festivities

23 Sep

We all welcome the cooler weather and Fall brings out many festivals to celebrate the season!  Posted below are activities our icon guild will be a part of: Icon Guild Meeting, Saturday, September 24, 2016 11:00am til 6:00pm this month we will meet in the home of Tom and Mick — please see email notice […]

From Rocks to Riches

31 Aug

Our icon guild meeting in August featured Part Two of geologist, Wayne Homens discussion of the toxicity of pigments.  Samples were brought in for identification and then grinding the matter into usable pigments.  Safe to say this presentation was a smash hit–no pun intended! Wayne focused on the toxicity of rocks, gems and minerals used […]

Feed thy Soul

02 Aug

Upon rising each day, all glory and praise is given to God for blessing us with another day on Earth; to pray, to paint and to love one another unconditionally. This morning’s prayer reflection “Oh my Jesus, with bleary eyes and sluggish stride I shake off the night and begin this day.  I am blessed […]