"For this very reason, you must make every effort to support your faith with goodness, and goodness with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with endurance, and endurance with godliness, and godliness with mutual affection, and mutual affection with love. For if these things are yours and are increasing among you, they keep you from being ineffective and unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ." ~1 Peter 2:5-8
❤ HAPPY BIRTHDAY Viktor Mikhaylovich Vasnetsov ( May 15 (N.S.), 1848 in Lopyal near Vyatka – July 23, 1926 in Moscow) was a Russian artist who specialized in mythological and historical subjects. He is considered the co-founder of Russian folklorist and romantic modernist painting and a key figure in the revivalist movement.
Seraphim, Victor Vasnetsov (1885-96), Moscow, Russia. A passage in the Book of Isaiah (6.1-8) used the term to describe fiery six-winged beings that fly around God's throne: "I saw the Lord sitting on a throne...Seraphs were in attendance above him; each had six wings: with two they covered their faces, and with two they covered their feet, and with two they flew. And one called to another and said: ‘Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory.’"
Father Boris Kritsky Caretaker of the ancient icon of the Virgin Theotokos "Of The Sign" Known also as The Kursk "Root Icon" Thus named because it was found by hunters laying face down by the roots of a tree. When it was lifted from the ground a spring of fresh water gushed from under the icon. Saint Seraphim of Sarov was healed through this icon while he was very young. This picture was taken in 1981 and Father Boris had just transported the icon from our Mission in Etna,...