I think even the most difficult things and those that appear to be the most disastrous can become a gateway to something greater. Even if this were not true it is always valid to always give thanks that God is and that we are, regardless of circumstances. This is the hope that rises before us as we look forward to Pascha on the other side of Lent, and also—as Covid is increasingly accommodated to life—to the expected gradual return to normality, albeit an adjusted normality.
The past few months I have been painting a range of panel icons, from the 15cm high icons that many of you ordered after the last Newsletter, to some larger ones. Some of these are illustrated below.
After an expected commission for a large project fell through a few weeks ago my order book is almost empty, I suspect due to Covid. I was therefore wondering, if you felt it appropriate, if you would be able to forward a booklet about my work to whomever you think might be interested—be they layperson, priest or bishop, parish or monastery. Or commission a work yourself! Thank you very much.
Please download the booklet here.
Wishing you blessed Great Lent,