Friday, August 5, 2011

But You Get What You Need

We're too small and poor for our own church- we rely on the kindness of others and celebrate the Divine Liturgy at old convents, Roman-rite chapels and Byzantine churches of different ethnic jurisdictions.
We may be small and poor but we are rich in beauty. These portable icons were written by an 89-year old artist who has made icons for entire churches and cathedrals. Her son, a Byzantine Catholic priest who we have never met, donated a full set of sacred vessels. Her other son is a cantor and altar servant. We 'get what we need' from these lovely folks who give so much- materially and spiritually- to the church community.

4 comments:

  1. Those are beautiful! I also like the one in the upper left of your site's page. It is cute how Jesus is looking like a handful of energy versus usually so calm, and also I like that the proportions of Mary and Jesus are more natural too. Sometimes I marvel when the icon is written with Mary having a face that is seemingly 20 times greater than child Jesus.

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  2. The icons look very similar in style to the ones at our last parish. Were they by chance written by Mila Mina?

    - Maureen

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  3. Anonymous maureen- Yes! a very small world :)

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