Father Charles Pope and I were friends at Mount St Mary’s Seminary, many years ago. This is one of his very fine meditations: http://blog.adw.org/2011/02/what-you-see-is-only-part-of-what-you-get-a-meditation-on-the-magnificence-of-mystery/
Archive for February 24th, 2011
A Georgian icon of Jesus Christ by contemporary iconographer Lasha Kintsurasvili, whose work can be seen here: http://www.chaganava.com/gallery_icons_lasha_kintsurashvili.html
I have only recently discovered the beauty of Georgian sacred music, and was very pleased to read that it is being revived in its homeland: http://www.cnewa.org/default.aspx?ID=3521&pagetypeID=4&sitecode=HQ&pageno=1
Today is the Feast of the Finding of the Head of St John the Forerunner.
Bishop Hilarion Alfeyev is a prominent young hierarch in the Russian Orthodox Church. He is notable for his openness to Catholicism and his suggestion that the two Churches forge an alliance. He is a theologian, a writer, and a composer. Here he is on Orthodox mission in the 21st century (scroll down to “Orthodoxy in dialogue” for his views on a Catholic-Orthodox alliance): http://en.hilarion.orthodoxia.org/7_2