The icons decorating the walls of the small chapel in Glasgow are by the painter Paul Martin, a well known artist who has taught at Rugby School and Leith School of Art. In an article written several years ago, Aidan Hart discussed his paintings and the ideas behind them. ICONS OF GRACE: THE ART OF […]
SUNDAY BEFORE THEOPHANY: The Baptism of Our Lord This week we will celebrate the Baptism of our Lord in the Jordan River by John. The observance of this feast is not merely intended to commemorate the historical act of Jesus’ baptism, but rather to celebrate the identification of Jesus as the Messiah, the Christ, the […]
– an extract from Praying with Icons by Jim Forest True stories become legends and legends are compressed via symbols into myths. The St. George of myth was a knight in armour who fought a dragon to save a princess. The real George never saw a dragon nor did he rescue a princess in distress. […]
The solemn beauty of Great Friday, the tenderness with which the plazhinitsa is decorated and the bright mourning of the faithful is held tonight. As dusk falls, we enter the tomb with Christ, awaiting His Resurrection.
Friends of Orthodoxy on Iona has been an informal association of Orthodox Christians who honour the name of Saint Columba and undertake week-pilgrimages to Iona and other places of importance in Celtic Christian history. By the grace of God, successful pilgrimages, each involving about 40 people from all over the world, were organised in 2009 […]