Our Icon Mosaic was completed by parishioners of Grace, with much love and detailed attention.
She was hung for all to see, just in time for Christmas!
The goal was to create the mosaic, using many pieces of torn and cut paper, to create the beautiful image below:
“What the word transmits through the ear, the painting silently shows through the image.” – St Basil
Icons have been called prayers, hymns, and sermons in form and color. Throughout their enduring heritage, icons have evoked powerful religious experiences by creating a link between the human and the divine. In holding open space for a mystical encounter between the person before it and God, icons are recognized as instruments of miraculous intervention offering courage and strength in a world marked with tragedy and suffering. Ultimately icons provide joy as they remind us that we are deeply loved by God.
A fun fellowship event, the Grace Icon Mosaic project gave parishioners the chance to work together artistically, as way to connect us with the wonder of the Word becoming flesh to dwell within and among us.
This is how it came together…