Reflections for the Soul
The icon as true image of humanity

The icon as true image of humanity

The icon reveals to us the true image of humanity transfigured and deified; it is the image of the kingdom of heaven, the kingdom that is to come and that will restore the harmony that is now marred by sin – Irina Yazykova, Hidden and Triumphant: The Underground Struggle to Save Russian Iconography (2010).

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The sweetness of holy icons

The sweetness of holy icons

An icon is the visual image of what is invisible. It is given to us that our understanding may be filled with its sweetness – Saint John of Damascus

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The icon of Saint Michael the Archangel

The icon of Saint Michael the Archangel

The icon I recently completed of Saint Michael the Archangel and which is now in Rome, Italy, has been selected to be featured in the Christian Art, Premium Fine Art America (FAA) Artists and All FAA Artwork galleries at Fine Art America.

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The icons of Our Lady of Longmeadow and Saint Michael the Archangel

The icons of Our Lady of Longmeadow and Saint Michael the Archangel

The icons I recently completed of Our Lady of Longmeadow and Saint Michael have been featured in the galleries at Fine Art America (FAA). The icon of Our Lady of Longmeadow which can now be found at Saint Mary’s Parish Church, Longmeadow, Massachusetts, USA, has been featured in the Christian Art, Christian Theme Artwork and Women Paintersgalleries. The icon of Saint Michael which can now be…

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How do I say the consecration prayer to God? Response to a question

How do I say the consecration prayer to God? Response to a question

The question was asked, “How do I go about saying the prayer of consecration” to God the Father? The answer is very simple: just say the prayer with sincerity and genuineness in your heart. And if you do not feel genuine and/or sincere, ask our Father to give you the grace of being genuine and He will do so.

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Do not be afraid

Do not be afraid

Originally posted on THE DIVINE HEART OF GOD THE FATHER:

Do not be afraid! Enter into the Ark of these times by entering with your whole heart, mind, soul, and strength into the Divine Heart of God the Almighty Father. He wants you, He desires you, with a profundity and intensity of Love that you will never really comprehend, until you start experiencing it for yourself. However, you cannot 

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Icon of Saint Michael the Archangel

The icon of Saint Michael that I had completed earlier this year can now be found at the parish church of…

Icon of Saint Michael the Archangel

The icon of Saint Michael that I had completed earlier this year can now be found at the parish church of…

San Michele Arcangelo a Pietralata

The icon of Saint Michael that I had completed earlier this year can now be found at the parish church of…

San Michele Arcangelo a Pietralata

The icon of Saint Michael that I had completed earlier this year can now be found at the parish church of…

The icon of Our Lady of Longmeadow

The icon of Our Lady of Longmeadow

Our Lady of LongmeadowThe icon of Our Lady of Longmeadow that I just completed. It was written at Clare Priory, Suffolk, UK and in Santa Venera, Malta, in 2014 under the supervision of Fr. Richard G. Cannuli, O.S.A. Dimensions are 11″ x 14″.

Materials included linen-covered wood with natural gesso, 23.5 kt gold leaf burnished by hand, natural egg tempera applied in the Russian-Byzantine tradition, varnished with olifa…

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