September 14 - October 16, 2009
Windows to Heaven, September 14 - October 16, 2009, Symposium: Saturday October 10th, 2009, 10am to noon, Journey to the Holy Icon: Insights into the Icon Collection of the Heritage Museum of the Eparchy of Passaic, featuring Father Joseph Bertha, Ph.D., organized by Marta Deyrup. Call 973-275-2223 for information and to R.S.V.P.
This exhibition features Byzantine icons depicting holy trinities, the Virgin Mary, Jesus Christ, St. Nicholas and important feast days. Icons are created through a meticulous process of fasting, prayer and ritualistic painting. They are viewed by the faithful as windows into the divine world; believers pray with icons, asking for intercession between themselves and God. It is our goal in creating “Windows to Heaven” to showcase icons from all over the world in a variety of media in order to illustrate the unique and integral role icons play in both the Church and in the home.