Iconography Conference

There will be an Iconography Conference at St Nicholas RO Church, 980 Bridle Path Rd Bethlehem, PA on Friday, October 21, and Saturday, October 22, 2005.

The Wonder-Working Sitka Icon of the Mother of God will be present on Friday, October 21.2005 and The Myrrh-Streaming Icon of St. Anna will be present on Saturday, October 22nd. All are welcome!

For those who may be interested in the conference/lectures the schedule follows.

ICONOGRAPHY: AN INTRODUCTION TO HOLY ICONS: A Series of Lectures Introducing Holy Icons and Their significance in Personal Devotion and in the Liturgical Life of the Church.

A symposium on holy icons will be held Friday and Saturday, October 21 and 22 at St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church, 980 Bridle Path Road, Bethlehem, PA.

Friday, October 21,2005
12:00 noon – 4:00 pmOur Lady of Sitka will be present for veneration.
2:00 pm History of Our Lady of Sitka
3:00 pm An akafist will be served before the icon of Our Lady of Sitka, with Homily. Open to public.
3:00 – 7:00 pm Festival of Icons exhibit area opens. Open to public.
6:00 – 7:00 pm Registration.
7:00 pm Rev. John Oliver: “Intercessory Prayers to the Saints”

Saturday, October 22, 2005
9:00 am Opening Prayer. Open to public.
9:30 am Festival of Icons exhibit area opens. Open to public.
9:30-11:15 am V. Rev. Theodore Heckman: “Living Water: From Genesis to Revelation”
11:15 am – 12:45 pm LUNCH, Fellowship Hall
12:45 – 2:30 pm Rev. Dr. David Straut: “Reading Icons”
2:45 – 3:45 pm Akafist to the Holy and Righteous Joachim and Anna before the miracle working Icon of St. Anna. Open to public
4:00 – 5:15 pm Archimandrite Athanasy (Mastalski)”The Myrrh-Streaming Icon of St. Anna”
5:30 pm Great Vespers. Open to public.


Saturday, October 22, 2005
9:30-11:15 am Iconography Session
11:15 am – 12:45 pm LUNCH
12:45 – 2:30 pm Activity Session
2:45 – 4:15 pm Games/Skit

Conference Registration Fees
Adults: $ 50
(Early bird registration, by October 15, $45.)

Students and Seminarians: (with valid ID) $ 25

Children: $ 7(ages 5-12) (Craft supplies included.)
Registration fee includes lectures, lunch and snacks.

Make checks payable to: St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church
For further information contact: philippaalan@hotmail.com


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