I’m expanding my virtual art gallery… Art and Faith is being joined by Art and Faith, Too. for a little while, the main thrust of my art postings will be on A&F, Too. I’ll still be posting on A&F as well… yes, it’s a dodgy little trick to get you to look at both sites, isn’t it?
Nevertheless, the growth on A&F has been slow but steady… I need more space to get more art up out there for you.
So, listen up! Here’s the URL:
I don’t have much there now, but in a day or two… Thanks to all of you for your support here and at A&F as well. You’ve stuck by me even though some trolls were throwing some major mud my way… I am grateful and it restores my faith in humanity (literally).
I’ll be posting some Western art on the new venue, but the focus will remain on Russian art and our Russian visual culture. Be good and may God bless. Бог благословит!
Friday 18 June 2010
Deacon Fyodor Konyukhov (1951- ), world traveller and adventurer, Honoured Master of Sport of the USSR, he circumnavigated the world four times and crossed the Atlantic fifteen times (once by rowboat). He is a member of the Union of Artists, the Writers’ Union of Russia, and the Russian Union of Journalists.
In August, the famous Russian traveller and adventurer Deacon Fyodor Konyukhov will go on a new expedition to Ethiopia. He is making this trip at the request of the Ethiopian government, so that he can blaze a convenient route for other visitors, to map out future routes for tourist groups, the website of the Ukrainian newspaper Сегодня (Today) reported on Friday. Seven companions will go along with Fr Fyodor on this long journey. They will traverse part of the route on camelback, and they will travel through hilly and rocky terrain by motor vehicle.
Would this be complete without an Ethiopian spiritual song by Meneday?
Fr Fyodor also plans to visit the home area of the ancestors of the famous Russian poet Aleksandr Pushkin; he will meet with the Orthodox faithful, and he will negotiate with the local government regarding the acquisition of land in Addis Ababa for the construction of an Orthodox church. On 23 May, the famous traveller was ordained to the diaconate, but he said he plans to keep travelling. He said he would devote time to prayer; however, this shall only be a minor adjustment in the long-term adventuring plans of Fr Fyodor.
18 June 2010
Here is a typical wooden church from the late 19th century in rural Little Russia
In the early hours of Friday, a fire destroyed a church of the self-proclaimed “Patriarchate of Kiev”, St George, in the village of Beregomet in Chernovtsy Oblast of the Ukraine. The fire destroyed the church structure and everything within it, according to a spokesman from Emercom. It took two hours to put out the fire, but no one was injured. Monetary losses and the cause of the fire are yet to be determined. The wooden church was built in 1894.
18 June 2010
Things appear to be going poorly for the schismatics ever since a real government was elected in the Ukraine. It looks like people are taking out their frustrations out on the pro-Orangies. Does this mean that they’ll burn out the dodgy “Orthodox” (the so-called “Reformed Orthodox”) as well? I’ll say this… the schismatics and Uniates are going to pay the full bill for supporting the Orangies and their American paymasters. I, for one, am not going to cry over them…