A Window to Heaven: An Introductory Icon Retreat July 28-August 2, 2024
July 28, 2024 @ 3:00 pm - August 2, 2024 @ 2:00 pm$600
An Introductory Icon Retreat:
Paint a Byzantine style icon with us! We are offering a creative retreat for those who want to learn icon painting, regardless of artistic experience or spiritual background. We will use traditional duck egg tempera pigments and gold leaf on a traditionally gessoed wooden board panel. You may select either Archangel Michael or Gabriel as your icon to take home. The icon will be fully completed about one month after the retreat when we gather to “anoint” and seal it with traditional oils.
The retreat includes time for instruction in the tradition and meaning of icon writing, creation of the icon itself, time for personal reflection, daily Mass, prayer and fellowship. Simply bring your creativity, an open mind, and a willingness to let the Spirit move!
Check-in: Sunday, July 28th, 2024 at 3:00 PM.
Departure: Friday, August 2nd, 2024 at 2:00 PM
A $150.00 deposit is due with registration. Final payments are due Friday, June 21st so that materials may be purchased in advance.
Deacon Ray DiMascio
Deacon Ray is a retired engineer of 30 years, and a former High School theology teacher of 7 years at Hoban High School. He has been an active Deacon in the Diocese of Cleveland since 2004, and his home Parish of over 43 years is St. Bernard in Akron. Deacon Ray has been married to his wife Judy for 41 years. He began studying, praying with, and writing Icons in 2004. In 2017 he began sharing his love of Icons and writing them with others.
Online Registration Instructions:
This $600 retreat includes overnight accommodations, meals, and all materials needed to create an icon.
Please complete the registration form below. After clicking “Submit,” scroll to the bottom of the page and enter the amount you wish to pay using Visa, MasterCard, or Discover (number only, no $ sign) and click on the second “submit” button to enter your payment information.
You may also call 330-896-2315 to register by phone using your credit card during office hours from 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM.