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Our latest guided centering.  For those finding this through Facebook, you can find the audio at https://brotherkenneth.wordpress.com .  God’s Peace.

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Here is our latest session for guided centering.  For those finding this on Facebook, you can access the audio at https://brotherkenneth.wordpress.com.  God’s Peace and blessings to you all.

Our latest guided centering prayer session.  For those finding this post on facebook, you can access the audio at https://brotherkenneth.wordpress.com God’s Peace.

 

 

Brother Kenneth Hosley, O.P.C. will be leading a hands-on iconography workshop beginning September 13th at St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church.  Classes will be every Monday evening from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM and will last from four to six weeks.  All necessary equipment will be supplied including prepared icon boards, brushes, paints, and gold leaf. 

Iconography is an ancient tradition within the Church.  While it is considered a beautiful art form, it is more importantly a powerful means of prayer.  Iconography is a process of prayer with the presence of God and the Saint we are honoring.   As icons are windows into the Divine, the iconographer must be open to the active presence of God and the Saint.  Every step of the process in writing an icon is symbolic, which helps to constantly focus the iconographer on the prayer at hand.  Despite misconceptions from some early Church Fathers and a great number of Protestants, icons are not idols.  When used in prayer, the faithful are not praying to the icon, but rather through it.  It serves as a means to focus our attention towards God and the people whom God has inspired.  Icons help us remember the vast array of our communion of saints as well as the important events around the life of our Lord Jesus.  This workshop will teach not only the basic techniques for writing icons, but also the deep symbolism and prayer that is inseperable from the process.  Because icons are so stylistic, anyone can create one.  We will also cover the history and different styles of iconography, including Coptic, Greek and Russian Orthodox, Western European, and Celtic. 

The cost for the workshop is $95.00.  Limited scholarships are available.  Each participant will be able to take home their own completed icon by the end of the workshop.  Preregistration is required.  To register, please contact Br. Kenneth at br.kenneth@gmail.com.   Space is limited, so please register early.  God’s Peace and blessings to you all.

We have begun our series on guided centering prayer.  Below you will find the audio from the class so you can follow along on your own.  Enjoy and God’s Peace. (For those seeing this post through Facebook, you will need to go to https://brotherkenneth.wordpress.com/ to access the audio.)

Last week’s contemplative class was on the practice of labyrinths.  For those that were unable to attend, you can find the lesson handout on the Order’s website HERE.  God’s Peace.

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