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Ktisis (Creation)
House of Eustolios, Kourion, Cyprus. Floor Mosaic, 5th c.

Nearby inscription: "This house, in place of its ancient armament of walls and iron and bronze and steel, has now girt itself with the much venerated symbols of Christ." 
May 25, 2017
Krista Tippet: The Value of Spiritual Genius

Apse Mosaic
Santa Cecilia in Trastevere, Rome, 9th c.

Mosaic with Christ, Saints, & the Patron, Pope Paschal I (who holds a model of the church)
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Crucifixion Fresco
Mid-13th c.

Tatlarin Kilisesi, Nevşehir, Cappadocia.

Christ Pantokrator and Prophets
Church of Theotokos Pammakaristos, ca. 1310

Parekklesion, Constantinople (Istanbul). Built under the patronage of Maria Glabas.


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Krista Tippet: The Value of “Spiritual Genius”

June 2nd, 2017

Krista Tippett, host of On Being, lectures about the value of spiritual genius (photo: Adrienne Soper)Krista Tippett, host of “On Being”—a Peabody Award-winning radio show that explores some of humanity’s oldest philosophical questions—recently presented a public lecture on our campus, titled, “Mystery and the Art of Living.” The lecture, funded by a grant from the Henry Luce Foundation, was arranged by Professor Peter C. Bouteneff, director of the Sacred Arts Initiative at St. Vladimir’s, in an effort to explore ways to engage the wider culture in conversations about faith and spirituality. In her presentation, Ms. Tippett focused on a phrase coined by physicist Albert Einstein: “spiritual genius.” She paraphrased a startling quote from that great scientist, saying, “S...

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