You are invited to two public lectures presented by Priestmonk Vladimir Lysak:

“Five Things You Need to Know about Icons”

Thursday, January 30, 2014 (7:00 PM to 8:00 PM)

St. Aidan Anglican Church
124 – 1st Ave N.E, Moose Jaw

“The Threefold Path: A Personal Reflection on Becoming an Iconographer”

Friday, January 31, 2014 (1:30PM to 3:30 PM)
Room 134 (Reimer Hall)

Briercrest College and Seminary, Caronport, SK

About Priestmonk Vladimir Lysak

Priestmonk Vladimir Lysak is an iconographer, monk and priest who currently resides in Grayson, Saskatchewan. Fr. Vladimir was baptized Orthodox as a child and raised on a farm in rural Alberta, but it wasn't until his university studies (BA, University of Alberta, 1991) that he embraced his baptism and began a journey that led him to the fullness of the Orthodox faith. The first part of that journey was a glimpse into what many have called: “the Windows of Eternity”—the icons he found in the Orthodox Church. His studies at St. Vladimir's Seminary in New York (MDiv, 1995) only strengthened his desire to pursue iconography. The journey led him to Finland—where he received most of his iconographic instruction, as well as became a monk and a priest—and Russia, with stops on the way. Having nearly painted 500 icons since 1999, given lectures at the University of Aberystwyth in Wales and taught courses in Finland and most recently in Lumsden, Saskatchewan, Fr. Vladimir now shares his experience and his journey with Briercrest College. Fr. Vladimir is presently priest in charge of St. Andrew the First-Called Apostle in Canora, OCA (Orthodox Church in America).

 These lectures are a cooperative effort between the Faculty of Arts and Science at Briercrest College and Seminary and St. Aidan Anglican Church. Any questions can be directed to Dustin Resch ([email protected]) and Joy Demoskoff ([email protected]