|The Year of Faith was announced by Pope Benedict XVI
in his apostolic letter
It will begin on Oct. 11, 2012, the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council. It also coincides with the 20th anniversary of the publication of the Catechism of the Catholic Church. The year will end on Nov. 24, 2013, the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Universal King.
At the universal level, the Pope will engage in various events, including “various ecumenical initiatives” aimed at “the restoration of unity among all Christians” including “a solemn ecumenical celebration in which all of the baptized
will reaffirm their faith in Christ.”
Since the exhibit will take place at the beginning of the “Year of Faith” it is fitting that the exhibit and lectures be another way of unity among Christians.
Year of Faith
“Icon: The Way to the Kingdom”
Exhibit at Villanova University Art Gallery
Friday, October 26 to Sunday, December 16, 2012
Opening Reception and Blessing of the Exhibit
Friday October 26, 2012
5 to 7 PM.
Blessing 6 PM
|Icons in the Villanova exhibit will include Russian, Romanian, Cretan, Syrian, Coptic (Egyptian Christian), Greek, Serbian, Ukrainian, and Carpathian-Rusyn, an Eastern European ethnic group living in diaspora.
The exhibit also includes vestments, Gospel books, chalices and miters. The artifacts
were drawn from the Metropolitan Museum of the Orthodox Church of
America located at the Monastery of Saint Tikhon of Zadonsk in South
Canaan, Pa and private collections. Some of the artifacts have never
before been seen publically.
To order a CD ($10) or DVD ($15) of any of the lectures, Phone 703-691-8862.