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  • Nina Tkachuk Dimas
    Sep 17, 2012
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      From:John E Pusey 
      Sent: Monday, September 17, 2012 6:54 PM
      Subject: Icon: The Way to The Kingdom
       
      As per the request of Fr. John Perich [Administrator,
      St. Nicholas Orthodox Cathedral, Washington, D.C., Orthodox Church
      of America], please see the attached documents relating to the Villanova Exhibition - Icon: The Way to The Kingdom.
       
      John E Pusey
      Web Applications Developer
       
      *****DOCUMENT 1:


      “The Year of Faith” was announced by Pope
      Benedict XVI in his apostolic letter
       Porta Fidei.
      It will begin on Oct. 11, 2012, the 50th
      anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council. It also coincides
      with the 20th anniversary of the publication of the Catechism of the Catholic
      Church. The year will end on Nov. 24, 2013, the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus
      Christ, Universal King. 
      At the universal level, the Pope will engage in various events,
      including “various ecumenical initiatives” aimed at “the
      restoration of unity among all Christians” including “a solemn
      ecumenical celebration in which all of the baptized
      will reaffirm their faith in Christ.”
      Since the exhibit will take place at the
      beginning of the “Year of Faith” it is fitting that the exhibit and lectures be
      another way of unity among Christians.
       
      “Year of
      Faith”
       Exhibit
      “Icon: The Way to the Kingdom”
      Exhibit at Villanova University Art Gallery,
      Connelly Center
      Villanova, Pennsylvania
      Friday, October 26 to Sunday, December
      16, 2012
      Opening Reception and Blessing of the
      Exhibit
      Friday October 26, 2012
      5 to 7 PM.
      Blessing 6 PM
      The exhibit will include Cretan, Romanian, Syrian, Coptic,
      Carpathian-Rusyn, Greek, Russian, Serbian and Ukrainian icons along with
      vestments, Gospel books, chalices and miters. The artifacts were drawn from the Metropolitan Museum of the Orthodox Church of America
      located at the Monastery of Saint Tikhon of Zadonsk in South Canaan, Pa and
      private collections. Some of the artifacts have never before been seen
      publically.
      In collaboration with Fr. Richard G. Cannuli, OSA, Director and
      Curator of the Villanova University Art Gallery, the exhibit was conceived, the
      icons and other liturgical items gathered, and their display organized by the
      Very Reverend Archpriest John Perich, Pastor, St. Herman of Alaska Church,
      Gradyville, Pa, and Administrator, St. Nicholas Orthodox Cathedral, Washington,
      D.C., Orthodox Church of America.
      Friday, October 26 At 5 to 7 PM Official Opening Ceremonies and Reception with a 6 PM Prayer Service
      of Thanksgiving, blessing the opening of the exhibit, with the Miraculous Icon
      of “She Who Is Quick to Hear”.  
      Sunday, October 28 At 3 PM Featuring the Icon and relics of Sts. Cosmas and Damian in the Art Gallery.
      Monday, October 29 At
      4 PMLecture by
      Metropolitan Hilarion with the conferring of  Honorary Doctorate, Villanova University, Connelly Center,
      Villanova Room.
      Sunday, November 4 At 3 PM Featuring the Icon of the “Synaxis of the Archangel Michael and all the
      Holy Angels” in the Art Gallery.
      Sunday, November 11 At 3 PM Featuring the Icon and Holy Relics of St. John Chrysostom and the Doctors of the Churchin the Art Gallery.
       
      Wednesday, November 14 At 7 PM lecture by Fr. Justin, Librarian of St. Catherine’s Monastery, Mt. Sinai, Egypt at Villanova University, Connelly Center, Villanova Room. His topic is
      “The Beauty and Significance of Icons.”
      Sunday, November 18 At 3 PM Featuring the Icon and Holy Relics of Saint Patriarch Tikhon of Moscowand the Holy New Martyrs of the
      Russian Orthodox Church in the Art Gallery.
      Sunday, November 25 (Invited) At 3 PM
      His Excellency, the Most Reverend Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and
      New York of the Russian
      Orthodox Church Outside Russia(ROCOR) to speak and bring The
      Wonderworking Kursk Root Icon of “Our Lady of the Sign” in the Villanova Room
      or Connelly Center Cinema.
      Wednesday, November 28 At
      7 PM Panel discussion by 4 presenters: The Right Reverend Bishop Alexander, Bishop
      of Toledo and the Bulgarian Diocese; Very Rev. Dr. John Kowalczyck; Rev. Dr.
      Joseph Loya, O.S.A. and Rev. Dr. James Dougherty.
      Subject of the panel discussion: The Icon of  “St. Elizabeth Greeting Mary”, the sanctity
      of life exegesis on the "greeting" in the Connelly Center Cinema.
      Sunday, December 2 At 3 PM Featuring the Icon and Holy Relics of Saint Nicholas of Myra and Barithe Wonderworker in
      the Art Gallery.
       
      Thursday, December 6Lecture(Invited)At 7 PM by Metropolitan Kallistos at Villanova University, Connelly Center, Villanova Room.
       
       
      *****DOCUMENT 2
       
       
      An
      Invitation to the Opening Reception and Blessing of
      “Icon:
      The Way to the Kingdom”
      An
      Exhibit In honor of the
      “Year
      of Faith”
      VillanovaUniversity Art Gallery
      ConnellyCenter, Villanova University
      Friday,
      October 26, 2012, 5 to 7 PM
       
      We hope that you will be
      able to join us for a Reception and Blessing of the exhibit of sacred objects, Icon:
      The Way to the Kingdom, on Friday, October 26, 2012,from 5 to 7 pm
      in the Villanova University Art Gallery. This special
      exhibit responds to Pope Benedict XVI's call for “Year of Faith” initiatives
      that seek “the restoration of unity among all Christians.”
      In the spirit of that
      pronouncement, the exhibit will offer icons, vestments, Gospel books, chalices
      and miters, drawn from the Metropolitan Museum of the Orthodox
      Church of America located at the Monastery of Saint Tikhon of Zadonsk in South
      Canaan, Pa and from private collections.  Some of the artifacts have never before been seen publicly.  All are from the prayer and faith traditions
      of the Eastern Orthodox Churches.  In
      collaboration with Fr. Richard G. Cannuli, O.S.A., Director and Curator of the
      Villanova University Art Gallery, the exhibit was conceived, the icons and
      other liturgical items gathered, and their display organized by the Very Reverend
      Archpriest John Perich, Pastor, St. Herman of Alaska Church, Gradyville, Pa,
      and Administrator, St. Nicholas Orthodox Cathedral, Washington, D.C., Orthodox
      Church of America.
       
      Talks by guest speakers
      from both churches will take place during the course of the exhibit which runs
      from October 26 to December 16, 2012.  The
      prayer service of thanksgiving blessing the opening of the exhibit with the Miraculous
      Icon of “She Who Is Quick to Hear” will take place at 6 pm in the Art Gallery on October 26.  Refreshments will be
      served.  The Gallery is located on the
      second floor of the Connelly Center which is
      convenient to the campus entrance on Ithan Avenue, Villanova, Pa.
       
      Might you please advise us
      by October 5 if you will be able to join us, or if a representative will be
      attending in your stead. You may RSVP by telephoning the Villanova University Art Gallery at 610-519-4612 or by email to maryanne.erwin@....  Enclosed is the schedule of the exhibit.
       
      Yours respectfully in
      Christ,
      Fr. Richard G. Cannuli, OSA
      Director and Curator of the Villanova University Art Gallery 
      Very Reverend Archpriest
      John Perich,
      Pastor, St.
      Herman of Alaska Church, Gradyville, Pennsylvania,
      Administrator,
      St. Nicholas Orthodox Cathedral, Washington, D.C.,
      Orthodox Church
      of America
       
      Sunday, December 9 At 3 PM Featuring the “Holy Myrrh Weeping” Icon of Saint Anna with the Mother
      of God (Conception of Holy Theotokos by St. Anna) in the Art Gallery.
       
      Sunday, December 16 At 3 PM Featuring the Icon and Holy Relics of Saint Herman of Alaska and a closing prayer service in Thanksgiving of the exhibit in the Art Gallery.

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