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Ancient Image Byzantine Icon Studio

Contemporary Art , “Ancient Image,  Byzantine Icon Studio   Tucked away in the colonia, a short distance from the historic downtown area of San Miguel Allende is a jewel of a studio not to be missed.  The studio is surrounded … Continue reading

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New Catholic Icon

Thoughts and reflections   I have been a practicing Christian all my life and half of that time dedicated to the practice of painting (writing) icons. Biblical text, liturgy, and prayer are my source of strength and comfort, just like … Continue reading

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St John the Silent

St John presses on his lip in act of silencing himself. I might practice a bit more meditation and prayer  with this image. The image of St John depicts a visual state of consciousness or a snapshot of a mystical … Continue reading

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Painting with Earth Pigments

Hexaemeron, means the period of six days in which God created the world. Icon workshops are usually five days long, painting mornings for 3 hours and the same in the afternoon; the 6th day is rest and refection, everyone takes … Continue reading

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Three Ways to Know God.

A theologian once said, “it is necessary to go back to Mary if we want to return to that “truth about Jesus Christ,” “truth about the Church” and “truth about humankind” This is an amazing statement and one worth thinking … Continue reading

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Why Baptism, In This Day

On the first Sunday in Epiphany, Bishop William suggested the sacrament of Baptism is not simply about Jesus. Baptism is a choice to make ourselves available to transformation. The tradition and ritual of baptism has been handed down by the … Continue reading

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Sacred Christian Iconography

By reason of its long history and the dynamic concepts that controlled it, the growth of Christian iconography is rich and varied. Beginning with Byzantine Sacred Art in the early centuries of the Christian era, iconography portrays the human soul … Continue reading

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