Wednesday, March 25, 2009
St. Joseph Icon
The first (not too clear) picture of the new icon of St. Joseph. Written by a member of the community of the St. Isaac of Syria Skete in Wisconsin, the icon, a gift to the parish by an anonymous benefactor, was created in the traditional manner, with over 80 hours of prayer and fasting. Using gesso and egg tempera, the icon painter (or writer) followed all the canons of the Orthodox Church in its preparation. I am particularly invoking St. Joseph for the Parish as 'Guardian of the Church and Protector of Priests.'