October 18, 2014

Our Icon Festival was truly an inspirational and enlightening event in the life of our community and for the many visitors who attended. Special "guest" for the day was the Weeping Icon of St Anna from St Tikhon's Monastery, brought by Fr Steven Voytovich, Dean of St Tikhon's Seminary. After an Akathist Service, we were blessed with a dynamic presentation/demonstration by noted iconographer, Lynette Hull on "Encountering the Icon." The Holy Cross Auxiliary offered many delicious ethnic foods and desserts for lunch, after which attendees shopped at St Tikhon's Bookstore and watched a video of the Our Lady of Tikhvin Icon. Vespers concluded the day, with a heartfelt farewell to our "special guest." Thanks to all who participated!

Fr Voytovich sharing some of the "graces" of the St Anna Icon
Veneration of the icon and anointing for the healing of soul and body
Lynette Hull
"Encountering the Icon"
showing various "layers" of meaning in icons
St Tikhon's Bookstore visited
the lunch line!
Fr James Chuta explaining some techniques