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The Hospitality of Abraham

18:1 From the book of Genesis:

And the LORD appeared unto him in the plains of Mamre: and he sat in the tent door in the heat of the day; 18:2 And he lift up his eyes and looked, and, lo, three men stood by him: and when he saw them, he ran to meet them from the tent door, and bowed himself toward the ground, 18:3 And said, My LORD, if now I have found favour in thy sight, pass not away, I pray thee, from thy servant: 18:4 Let a little water, I pray you, be fetched, and wash your feet, and rest yourselves under the tree: 18:5 And I will fetch a morsel of bread, and comfort ye your hearts; after that ye shall pass on: for therefore are ye come to your servant. 301 more words


St. Mary of Egypt

St. Mary of Egypt is my favorite female saint that is celebrated in the Orthodox Christian Church. She is one who truly turned her life from despicable to saintly. 132 more words


St. John the Baptist

St. John the Baptist is one of my favorite saints. I aspire to be as bold as he was with the sharing of My Lord. 22 more words


Face lifts and highlights

It’s now feeling uncomfortably close to the end of this course – and I haven’t finished one of my set icon pieces!  So, for the last few days I have knuckled down and revisited my first project, the Mandilion. 737 more words

Egg Tempera

Jane Irish: Intersecting Histories

The moral pleasure in art, as well as the moral service that art performs, consists in the intelligent gratification of consciousness.*

Susan Sontag

One has to see an exhibition of… 994 more words

Visual Art