Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Icon Exhibit this Weekend

Sacred Art, Sacred Music

March 1–3, 2013

An Exhibition of Russian Orthodox Icons From the 18th and 19th Centuries
and a Celebration of Orthodox Christian Liturgical Music

Click above to view an event brochure in PDF format containing a detailed schedule, speaker bios, and more.
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Come see more than 50 icons depicting Christ, the Virgin Mary, saints, and other subjects:
exquisite examples of Orthodox Christian art in the traditional style of the Russian schools.
These will include new icons not displayed previously.
Each day, we will offer several presentations, including lectures from special guests
Archimandrite Luke Murianka, abbot of Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY,
and Northern Kentucky University music department chair, composer Kurt Sander.
Please also join us for an extended choral performance on Sunday afternoon.
Our book and icon store will be open for business all weekend.
In addition, ethnic foods, pastries, and beverages will be offered for sale.


St. Jonah Orthodox Church
2910 Spring Cypress Rd.
Spring, TX 77388
(281) 467-0264
Admission is open to the public and free of charge.


Friday, March 1, 2013 3:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Archimandrite Luke Murianka 7:30 PM
"The Knowledge of Icons that Leads to God - Part I"
Saturday, March 2, 2013 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Archimandrite Luke Murianka 11:00 AM
"The Knowledge of Icons that Leads to God - Part II"
Followed by Q&A
Kurt Sander 2:00 PM
"Ineffable Beauty: An Introduction to the Aesthetics of Orthodox Liturgical Art and Music"
Sunday, March 3, 2013 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Choral Performance 3:30 PM
With commentary by Kurt Sander and John Lickwar 

Download a detailed schedule of presentations
with information about our speakers.

Past Exhibitions

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

An Orthodox Look at English Translations of the Bible

I posted an article on English Translations of the Bible some time back, but the HTML formatting of it was messed up. I had been using Word for web pages, which usually works well enough, but what I have discovered is that if you have too many links, it is prone to these sort of formatting problems. So here is the cleaned up, and slightly revised text:

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

A Pilgrim's Podvig

Someone suggested I write about why I became Orthodox in 750 words or less. Well, this is just about 18,000 words over that limit:

A Pilgrim's Podvig

I had made a few attempts at this in the past, but I always felt like those attempts only told part of the story, so this time I went big, and began David Copperfield style with "I am born", and went from there.

This article is peppered with hyperlinks, because unless someone followed a very similar path to mine, there would be too many references that would not be understood.

Saturday, February 02, 2013