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The Contemplative Spirituality of Icons and Iconography

January 28, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Contemplative Enrichment Day with Marek Czarnecki

Icons in the Orthodox Christian tradition have been used as visual theology and as windows into the spiritual world. Through sacred imagery, the Holy Spirit speaks to the believer, revealing deep truths that may not be evident in other ways, leading the believer into the depths of prayer and contemplation. During this day, we will share the spiritual foundations of icons, reveal the contemplative practice of writing icons, and experience the contemplative practice of praying with icons.

This program will be offered both in-person and online via Zoom. Information on how to access the program on Zoom will be sent to participants in advance.

This program will include a morning and an afternoon session of Centering Prayer.

Marek Czarnecki is a gifted iconographer and artist, teaching and writing icons out of his liturgical arts studio, Seraphic Restorations, in Meriden, Connecticut. He is a student of Russian Orthodox iconographer Ksenia Pokrovsky. Marek is a popular icon workshop and retreat leader. His icons have been featured in numerous exhibits, videos and articles, including The New York Times and St. Anthony Messenger.


January 28, 2023
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Mike Smoolca


Holy Family Passionist Retreat Center
303 Tunxis Road
West Hartford, CT 6107 United States
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