Friday, December 28, 2012

A Merry Christmas Season at Christ the King

We had another wonderful candle lit Christmas Mass this year at Christ the King in Sarasota, Florida. I went up front to the left of the altar to take some pictures and I was enraptured. I never went back to my pew. I just knelt on the floor, prayed and took pictures the entire Mass. Here are a few of them. Thanks again to Father Fryar for giving us such a memorable Christmas Mass.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Legacy Icons (A Great Christmas Present!)

If you are looking for unique Christmas gifts this season, I highly recommend an icon from Legacy Icons. I recently purchased two icons, one of Saint Demetrios and one of Saint Theodore in the Legacy edition. The company makes two types of icons, one with a regular board and one with a thick more traditional icon board with trusses in the back. You can get the icons with either a high quality paper print or on a museum quality canvas on wood. For a non-hand painted icon, these are the best I have seen. Go to their website and check them out. 

From their website. 

For over 20 years, our team has painstakingly developed an exclusive system for fine art reproductions using the exquisite acid-free papers, scientific pigments, rich inks, and protective sealants. Using this combination, we are able to produce unprecedented colors with a precise and delicate balance of tones and color saturations.
Combining our museum-quality prints, over three decades of combined experience in the field of fine art restoration, and our Orthodox Christian faith, Legacy Icons offers beautifully-crafted icon reproductions that will retain their integrity for 100 years and more. Our competitive pricing makes heirloom-quality icons available to every family, ready to be passed from generation to generation.
Please note: Our Legacy Icon is a stunning product on canvas and will have the texture of a fine art painting. The boards we have chosen are about twice the thickness (about 1.25 inches thick) of our standard icon so keep this in mind when ordering. If you are looking for a traditional style icon, our standard icon will be the closest match. Legacy Icons are the finest woods and canvas available and will stand out as a show piece in your collection.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

New Aquinas Commentaries on Saint Paul's Letters

The Aquinas Institute has released a nice 5 volume set of Aquinas' commentary on Saint Paul's letters. For the price you cannot beat it. They are nice large hard bound books at a reasonable price. You can get the whole set for $125.00 at Amazon. Don't pass this one up. There is a serious lack of scholarship in today's Biblical studies. This will help remedy this problem.

Commentary on the Letters of Saint Paul


In the latter half of his career Saint Thomas lectured on all the letters of Saint Paul, bequeathing to the Church a treasury of Scriptural theology and a sure guide to the winding itinerary of the Pauline writings.

The Aquinas Institute is therefore particularly pleased to be offering, for the first time ever, a bilingual Latin/English edition of the entire series of Pauline commentaries, in the elegantly formatted, high-quality hardcover volumes that will be a hallmark of Institute publications.
The Aquinas Institute’s edition of the Commentaries on the Letters of Paul will feature:
     • Text of the Pauline Scripture verses in Greek (Nestle-Aland 27), Latin, and English
     • Complete text of Aquinas in Latin and in English, with Marietti numbering
     • English translation based on that of Fr. Larcher, edited and corrected by the Institute’s faculty and staff
     • Hardcover, quality binding in 5 volumes
     • Affordable price—$35 per volume