Towards Indigenous and Mature Liturgical Arts

We often hear it said that traditional Orthodox liturgical arts are reviving. But how far advanced is this revival, how mature is it, and what in fact are we reviving? In this article I would like to stimulate discussion by briefly considering three related subjects: indigenous iconography, maturity, and features of a healthy climate that…

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The Creation of a Christian Culture

This is post 1 of 2 in the series “The Creation of a Christian Culture” Nicholas Kotar shows us how liturgical art and traditional forms can inspire the creation of para-liturgical and secular works of art. The Creation of a Christian Culture The Creation of a Christian Culture, Part 2 “Christianity has a great calling,…

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A ‘Small Entrance’ into Orthodox Christian Sacred Music: Part One -The Song of the Angels

This is post 1 of 2 in the series “A ‘Small Entrance’ into Orthodox Christian Sacred Music” Benedict Sheehan Traces the hierarchy, function and story of sacred music. A ‘Small Entrance’ into Orthodox Christian Sacred Music: Part One -The Song of the Angels A ‘Small Entrance’ into Orthodox Christian Sacred Music: Part Two – The…

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The Recovery of the Arts

This is post 1 of 3 in the series “The Recovery of The Arts” Jonathan Pageau Examines the duality in the traditional vision of art, and how it is transformed by Christ, moving from the garments of skin to liturgical art and how this vision contrasts to contemporary notions art. The Recovery of the Arts…

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