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The Ministry of Iconography

The Divine Iconographer is the Holy Spirit. Nothing can be accomplished without the grace of the Holy Spirit. By coming into deeper communion with God through prayer and practice, the prayerful art form of the icon can cultivate spiritual awareness calling us to become one in God’s truth. The icon reveals the truth of the grace of the Holy Spirit coming to all Christians and affecting all of salvation. St. Athanasius exclaimed, “God became man, so that man might become God”. In other words, life is a calling to become perfect. The desire to become perfect is a holy task. The icon is a holy gift which in its artistic perfection is not only a reflection of celestial glory, but a concrete example of matter restored to its original harmony and beauty in the grace of the Holy Spirit.

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The Damascus Partnership with the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis/ Icon of Hope

  Our Partnership with the Maronite Archeparchy of Damascus In Fall 2016, U.S. Bishops expressed profound concern for the increasingly difficult situation of Christians living in the Middle East. Civil and religious strife in the homelands of our Christian faith led to human suffering on a vast scale. As an unprecedented humanitarian disaster unfolded, Archbish- […]

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Wet Paint to Host Virtual Iconography Classes 2021/ Session 3- March 20th- April 17th

Iconography : Session #3 Saint Josephine Bakhita taught by Debra Korluka Virtual Event March 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm CDT $170 – $243 Price depends on materials needed- Sponsored in part by The Basilica of Saint Mary  by providing one scholarship including tuition and the icon painting kit. Information and registration at https://info.wetpaintart.com/index.php/event/iconography-session-3-saint-josephine-bakhita-taught-by-debra-korluka/ Saturdays, March 20,27, (skip April 3), April […]

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Wet Paint to Host Virtual Iconography Classes 2021/ Session 2- February 10th-March 17th

Iconography : Session #2 The Most Holy Theotokos -She Who is Quick to Hear taught by Debra Korluka Virtual Event February 10 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 pm CST $170 – $243 Price depends on materials needed. Information and registration at https://info.wetpaintart.com/index.php/event/iconography-session-2-the-most-holy-theotokos-she-who-is-quick-to-hear-taught-by-debra-korluka/ Meets 4 Wednesdays, February 10th, 17th, (no class 2/24) March 10th, 17th  from 7-9pm live via Zoom

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Wet Paint to Host Virtual Iconography Classes 2021/ Session 1- January 13-February 3

Wet Paint is pleased to host Korluka Studio’s Iconography classes for the 2021 term. Iconography : Session #1 The Holy Face taught by Debra Korluka Virtual Event/ information and registration at https://info.wetpaintart.com/index.php/event/iconography-session-1-the-holy-face-taught-by-debra-korluka/ January 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm CST $170 – $243 Price depends on materials needed- Sponsored in part by St. Mary’s Greek Orthodox Church (https://stmarysgoc.org/) by providing […]

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Virtual Demo Hosted by Wet Paint Sunday December 13, 2:00 p.m.

Debra will discuss the history of iconography and her own spiritual and artistic practices within this sacred art form. She’ll also demo the materials she recommended for our Custom Iconography Set and tell you about the Iconography classes she teaches in the Twin Cities and virtually in 2021. December 13, 2020 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm CST/ virtual/ please […]

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The 2020 Basilica of Saint Mary Icon Festival

The Basilica of Saint Mary’s popular annual Icon Festival began in 1995 with the intention to educate parishioners and the community about the history and significance of Icons, a tradition that is centuries old yet very much a part of today’s world.  Catholics and Christians from different Orthodox Churches in the Twin Cities work together on the […]

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St. Josephine Bakhita

A new icon was commissioned by the Basilica of Saint Mary and recently delivered to the Basilica ironically during the weekend of the destructive rioting taking place in the Twin Cities. May God save and protect. St. Josephone’s life is one of sorrowful joy. She is the patron saint of slavery, human trafficking and Sudan. […]

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