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Anna DuMoulin: Artist and Iconographer

I grew up steeped in art and in Orthodoxy as a daughter of a well-known iconographer. It didn’t take long for me to combine the two most important elements in my life! After receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts from an up-and-coming art school in New Hampshire, I began the long and often challenging process…

Morning Dew

Written by Fr. Lev Gillet, also known as “A Monk of the Eastern Church,” In Thy Presence is a book of short spiritual reflections on the presence of Christ. As in the case of the quotation below, these reflections are sometimes imagined as words spoken from our Lord to the believer. “My child, I want…

Silence: Entrée to Our Heart-Song

St. Isaac says, “Silence is the language of the age to come.”  Going beyond this thoughtful sentence, we know that in heaven the seraphim constantly sing, “Holy, holy, holy.”  We might say that we need to be silent to access the music of heaven, the “Holy, holy, holy” refrain that continues to be background music…

Serving our Youth through Scouting

In Father Alexander Schmemann’s important work, For the Life of the World, he teaches us that when we speak of “life” in the context of our experience of the Kingdom of God, we cannot separate “religious life” from our secular experience. Yet we slide easily into a weekly pattern of segregating our “religious life” into…

SVOTS and Scouts: A Service Project

Six months after receiving my Life Scout advancement, I was eligible to start working on my Eagle rank, the highest linear class in Boy Scouting. From the start, I knew I wanted to do something for St Vladimir’s Seminary. For some time I have noticed an area in the front field that flooded consistently due…