Icon Writing Retreat

This icon writing retreat is directed by Mother Sophronia of the Hermitage of St. Elijah, Berlin, New Hampshire.

The participants in this retreat will have the opportunity to write an icon using ancient traditional techniques and materials. The language of icons and the spiritual significance of the process involved will be explained throughout the week. Those with all levels of experience and beginners as well will be comfortable with the step-by-step approach to completing the icon.

We will be immersing ourselves in sacred work, in which we place our hands in the service of the Holy Spirit. We will seek to remain in prayerful silence during our work day so as to remain open to His inspiration. Our days will begin and end with communal prayer and a daily Mass will be celebrated at the close of the afternoon work session. Following the evening conference and Compline service, participants may continue working on their own or retire for rest or recreation.

Dates: July 23-29, 2017

Cost: $800, $100 deposit at registration. The cost of the retreat is $800.00 which includes all necessary materials as well as room and board at the Mount Alvernia Retreat Center.
Experience level: No prior art experience is necessary.

To register, call (845) 297-5706, ext. 12 or send email to mtalverniaretreat@gmail.com.  
Or register by mail, print and complete the form below.

For more information about iconography or the retreat, please contact Mother Sophronia at St. Elijah Hermitage, Berlin, NH by calling (603) 915-6870 or email shofstead@yahoo.com.  

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To register by mail, please send this completed form and your $100 deposit to:
Mt. Alvernia Retreat Center, P.O. Box 858
Wappingers Falls, N. Y. 12590

Your Name:____________________________________________________________


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I have written an icon before? (Yes/No):_________

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