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Christian Feminism

Many women are restless and dissatisfied with the Churches refusal to dignify women. They find no benefit from their long devoted silence. No matter how much female devotion and dedication to the teachings, the Church institution continues to limit the … 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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Icon Painting with Joy

Amazing what can happen when you ask God for help. I was grumbling and procrastinating about whether I could or should continue with icons and Iconography in general. I feel I am Too rebellious, always bending a beautiful tradition Too … Continue reading

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Foot Washing

After the meal, Christ washed the feet of the Apostles. The Mystical Supper revealed His divine Son-ship and authority, urging his disciples to love one another as he had loved them. By washing the feet of His disciples, He manifested … Continue reading

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Mary Icons, Her Voice and Message

In iconographal language, Mary has been held in the highest esteem, I guess for her silence and absolute obedience. We acclaim her to be the  through service, surrender and acceptance. The delicate line painted through her neck is there to … Continue reading

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Women Iconographers

Icons are painted as windows into Heaven, and therefore strive to portray the Heavenly and invisible realm, rather than earthly, reality.   Icons depict examples of people who love: heroes of the faith who are remembered and whose earthly lives … Continue reading

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Mary, Mystic of the Desert

The social status of women in the Bible has been limited for a long time but now contemporary discussion, new perspectives and spiritual debate are frequent and lively. The factual life stores of the many women named Mary will always … Continue reading

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