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  • Tuesday, Oct 17, 2023, 7:00 PM-8:30 PM
  • In-person

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Praying with Art: Eastern Rite Icons 2

Sept. 5, 19
Oct. 3, 17, 31
Nov. 14
Dec. 5, 2023

Icons, more than any other form of art, are meant to be prayed with.

Eastern Rite icons are quite different from the Western art we have concentrated on so far. The Western Church leaves artists free to paint religious images however they want; the Eastern Church provides guidelines to ensure that icons are theologically sound. That’s because icons are meant to proclaim the Gospel in images as the Scriptures do in words.

Icons belong in churches, not museums; they are sacred objects for the prayer corners of our homes, not decorations for anywhere else. They not only recall historical persons and events, but they are windows into heaven that put us into direct contact with the holy persons or with the enduring heavenly reality of the events portrayed.

Please join us and experience their spiritual richness.

Instructors: Fr. Peter Fennessy, SJ is a long-time member of Manresa’s ministerial team. Carole Sugrue served as a docent at the Detroit Institute of Arts for more than 30 years.

Registration is closed. Please call the front office at 248-644-4933 Ext. 0.

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