Monday, March 02, 2009

a week away

Posting may be a challenge this week, though we'll see. I was asked to serve as chaplain to an Icon-writing workshop being held at our cathedral. My duties are limited--worship each morning--but the perks are wonderful: I will be participating in the workshop free of charge!

So off I go this week to learn about the art and spirituality of the Icon. Though one actually does paint them, the process is referred to as writing. I learned long ago why that was the case, but I'll be darned if I can remember any more. I imagine that it's one of the first things we will learn today!

All of us in the workshop will be writing the same Icon (not the one here), and beyond that I know that I need to take a desk lamp. I'm looking forward to this time of immersion in this ancient art, and being with others engaged in the same.

Stay tuned for further illumination--the biggest challenge this week will be getting up earlier than usual to make the trek downtown during rush hour!


Jayne said...

How cool! Can't wait to hear all about it. :c) XOXO

Jules said...

Oh wow! This sounds like such a neat experience. Can't wait to see your icon!

Pam in Moncton said...

Sounds like an interesting conference! I will add my voice to those who want to see your icon once you have created it.


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