Byzantium in c330 where it all began, a new theology unlike any earlier philosophy, an ancient imperial city with its power beyond our comprehension, the world where Byzantines raise their souls toward heaven. The birth of the Christian world where its icon made famous. Constantine drew a ... Read More about Byzantine Icon – Part 1
God said to Moses; "Look that make them after their pattern which was shewed thee in the mount". St. John of Damascus on the Holy Images spoke of icons as images preserved in writing, of good deeds of the past. Holy icons are an honor given to us, that passes over into the prototype. Portraits ... Read More about Preserved In Writing & The Icon
In sorrow, I cry as I write & with an unspoken revelation, my mind is in a state of havoc contemplating the hard times of grief ahead, grief that changes human perspective. My personal inner dialogue ignited, while the Catholic church on, June 10, 2016, announced its feast day of Mary Magdalene, ... Read More about Sorrowful Times & Mary Magdalene
I painted this icon in memory of my Father with the highest of intentions. I planned to share it with his local parish as a gift. The proposed icon had been an Andrei Rublev prototype. Soft and gentle the Christ icon would be a perfect representation, a memorial of my Father. I wanting no ... Read More about Memoral Icon
Saints who are they? They can be described as the church's famous, performing miracles, the people who have held in prayer to God, never leaving a divine connection at all costs, and having been canonized by the church. Fr. Charles Simones Greek Orthodox priest would say; "they fought the good fight ... Read More about Saints Who Are They?