How an Icon Is Born?

There was a meeting with Hieromonk Luke from Xenophontos Monastery (Holy Mount Athos) in St Elisabeth Convent in Minsk on May 25, 2018. Hieromonk Luke is an icon painter and a jeweller. He taught a brief practical lesson on painting icons with tempera.   The process of painting an icon

Ascension of the Lord: A Valediction That Forbids Mourning

Today, forty days after the Easter, the Orthodox Church celebrates the Ascension of the Lord. As promised, the Lord walked with his disciples on earth for forty days after his Resurrection. He reinforced their faith and bolstered their hope in the coming Kingdom of Heaven. Forty days later, the Lord