"Are we prepared to promote conditions in which the living contact with God can be reestablished? For our lives today have become godless to the point of complete vacuity. God is no longer with us in the conscious sense of the word. He is denied, ignored, excluded from every claim to have a part in our daily life." - Alfred Delp, S.J.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

The Feast of St Sergius Radonezhsky

Sergius died on September 25, 1392, and was glorified (canonized) in 1452. His incorrupt relics were found in 1422 and placed in the new Trinity Cathedral of the Lavra which he founded. The church commemorates him on September 25, the day of his death, and on July 5, the day his relics were uncovered. Among the many affectionate titles given him, he has been referred to as the "Abbot of Russia" and "valiant voevod" of the Russian land. The Roman Catholic Church officially recognizes Sergius as a saint, listing him in the Martyrologium Romanum. - Wikipedia
Icon: St. Sergius - by Terry Nelson  (my caligraphy is terrible)
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  1. Your iconography is warm and rich.

    Calligraphy on paper is okay; on wood it's a bitch, ain't it?

    But here I think it's still good.

  2. very good work my friend. where did you learn how to paint icons? Is it directly onto the wood?

  3. you have such gifts. beautiful.

  4. Thanks everyone.

    I painted upon gessoed wood - many layers of gesso. The background was manipulated to resemble old ivory.

  5. Terry: Beautiful and lovely...and no, your calligraphy is NOT terrible (my stupid opinion, but yet, I disagree!).
    A great saint!

  6. I just love this Saint.
    In so many ways.
    Thanks, Terry, for your memorial to him.


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