Tuesday, June 26, 2012

New- Orthodox Arts Journal

There is a new online journal called the 'Orthodox Arts Journal'. It has many articles covering iconography, music and their role in the Church and her Liturgy. Although it is an Eastern Orthodox journal, there are some great articles on the site which can be beneficial to us as Catholics as well. The ecumenical discussions with the Orthodox Churches is one that I think is worth perusing with greater effort, since we share so much in our Christian heritage, including the Sacraments. If you are interested in Church art and how important it is to our faith, then you may find some of the articles interesting. Enjoy!

Mission Statement
The Orthodox Arts Journal publishes articles and news for the promotion of traditional Orthodox liturgical arts. The Journal covers visual arts, music, liturgical ceremony and texts, and relevant art history and theory. The Journal presents these topics together to highlight the unified witness of the arts to the beauty of the Kingdom of God and to promulgate an understanding of how the arts work together in the worship of the Church. In the spirit of the revival of traditional Orthodox liturgical arts sparked by Kontoglou and Ouspensky, the Journal will publicize excellence in contemporary liturgical arts, emphasizing fidelity to the Church’s tradition of beauty and craft.

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