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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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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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Dear Readers…Christ is Risen!

Dear Readers,   We are between the 2 Easters celebrated last Sunday in the Western Churches and this coming Sunday in the Eastern Orthodox tradition.   As we celebrate the Resurrection this year, may our prayers reach out to see the Resurrected Christ in the simplicity of discovering what is so important in our everyday moments, seeking love and peace. The icon of the […]

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Journey into Session 2 Icon Class Beginning February 20

“Holiness and intelligence of soul are to be recognized from a person’s eye, walk, voice, laugh,and the way his/her time and company he/she keeps. Everything is transformed and reflects an inner beauty”- St. Anthony the Great You are invited to participate in Icon Class Session 2 at St. Mary’s Greek Orthodox Church, Thursdays from 5:30 to 9:30 […]

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Demonstration at Wet Paint/December 15

Iconography Demo And Talk With Renowned Iconographer & Instructor, Debra Korluka  December 15 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm FREE/ Wet Paint /1684 Grand Avenue/ Saint Paul, MN 55105   http://info.wetpaintart.com/index.php/event/iconography-demo-and-talk-with-renowned-iconographer-instructor-debra-korluka/   Debra Korluka Icon Painting Kit   https://www.wetpaintart.com/debra-korluka-icon-painting-kit.html  

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Russia 2020

A Pilgrimage (Seminar) into the Spiritual Center of St. Petersburg St. Petersburg 2020 This tour will engage participants into a journey of Russian ancient art and history in the spiritual center of St. Petersburg.   Please open the itinerary St. Petersburg 2020 Sate Russian Museum

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Basilica Icon Festival/25 Years!

During the month of every November The Basilica of Saint Mary sponsors educational programs and an icon display in the sanctuary sharing Orthodox tradition with Basilica parishioners. The Festival provides opportunities for communities and individuals involved to learn more about each other through art and music. This year marks the 25th anniversary. 25 years ago […]

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