The people have abandoned God

Short poetic documentary about the state of Eucharistic Adoration in the Catholic Church.

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MY GUEST POST: What is Truth? Icons Revealed

There exists the icon of the Holy Trinity by Saint Andrei Rublev; therefore, God exists (Saint Pavel Florenski). In our 21st century Western world, base and over-saturated with materiality and sensuality - a growing wasteland that, for the most part, neither knows God, nor does it want to know God - icons are silent, but active, witnesses …

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MY GUEST POST: Icons, the Church and the People of God

A thick piece of wood. Clay. Chalk, linen and the skin of rabbits. Colored dirt from various regions of the earth. Duck eggs, vinegar and water. Gold or silver. The very breath of the human person and an agate stone. Fur from the tail of martens or squirrels. Oil of the flax plant. That, ladies …

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A propos du Nom du Père de Jacques Lacan: Christianity v. psychology

Many have often claimed that the difference between Freud's neurotic symptom and Lacan's sinthome, in those who have traversed fantasy, is nothing more than lucidity and assent. However, is such a claim really true? Freud considered the neurotic symptom an unwelcome act or acts that were, at the least, useless in the life of an individual and, at the …

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Was Christ a narcissist or not? Christianity v. psychology

Using Christ as the epitome of the martyr, some have attempted to define the Christian martyr as a first-class egotistical, fanatical narcissist for whom nothing else counts except the unbrokenness - the unfragmented purity and integrity, if you will - of the self-image. This attitude and disposition was termed "extraordinary." The Christian martyr was also defined as starving of all natural desire, …

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Icon drawing of Christ with Joseph the Patriarch

Here is the basic drawing of another icon that I am presently working on. It is a panel icon of Jesus Christ with Joseph, the Patriarch of the Old Testament.

The divine essence and energies of God

The divine essence means the unknowable ground of divinity; the divine energies are those aspects of the divine life that are directed away from the Godhead itself, like rays emanating from the sun. It is through the divine energies that the act of creation is accomplished and that God is revealed and known as the …

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The icon of the Holy Face

The icon of the Holy Face that I recently completed has now been featured in the Catholic Art, Christian Theme Artwork and Premium FAA Artists galleries at Fine Art America.

God is faithful love

God is faithful love and He never tires of helping us, even in all our mundane activities, when we offer the day to Him and allow Him to participate.

Icon of the Holy Face of Christ

Panel icon written in Santa Venera, Malta, in 2013 and completed at Clare Priory, Suffolk, UK, in 2014, under the supervision of Fr. Richard G. Cannuli, O.S.A. Dimensions are 8" x 9.5". Materials included linen-covered wood with natural gesso, 23.5 kt gold leaf burnished by hand, natural egg tempera applied in the Russian-Byzantine tradition, varnished …

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Why we were made

We were made not for ourselves but for God, to love Him intimately as He so intensely desires that we allow Him to similarly love us. But many of us have forgotten why we were made. We think we were created for ourselves - our own aims, goals and benefits - but such thoughts are …

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To the people – 10

I desire mercy, not sacrifice and the knowledge of God, rather than burnt offerings (Hos 6:6). God is love; infinite love. He does not want sacrifices, rationalizations and pontifications. He only desires to be loved with genuineness from the bottom of your hearts. Please, love Him “with all your heart and with all your mind …

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To the people – 9

If you will not hearken and if you will not take it to heart, to give glory unto My name, says Hashem of hosts, then I will send the curse upon you and I will curse your blessings . . . Behold, I will rebuke the seed for your hurt and will spread dung upon …

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To the people – 8

Take heed to your spirit and let none deal treacherously against the wife of his youth (Mal 2:15). The Beggar for Love He waits for you all day long, a divine Prisoner in His own abode. Yet you do not care to visit Him even for one measly hour, to sit with Him and speak …

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To the people – 7

A son honors his father and a servant his master. If then I be a father, where is My honor? And if I be a master, where is My fear? says HaShem of hosts to you, O priests that despise My name (Mal 1:6). How can you live or claim to purport to live without …

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