Welcome to Saint George
The year was 1914, little did anyone know what would become of some Greek immigrants who decided to form the Brotherhood of Saint George. Three short years later the State of Oklahoma granted “Saint George Greek Orthodox Church” a charter. Three years after that they purchased the Church’s first property located at N.W. 8th and Western. Since then her membership has expanded, now at least 50% are non-Greek, and her members contributed to the Oklahoma City community at large. In 1984, Saint George moved to her current location (145th N.W. & Pennsylvania).
We would like to welcome everyone to come and visit us. Our services are - Great Vespers at 6:00 p.m. every Saturday and Matins at 8:50 a.m. followed by the Divine Liturgy at 10:00 a.m. every Sunday. There is also a list of weekday services depending on the feast (please check our Weekly and Monthly Bulletins to see when they are scheduled).
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Romanian Reversed Glass Iconography
Workshop in Oklahoma City
R.C. Focseneanu Reversed Glass Icons
Contact: Rodica Focseneanu or
address: 10321 Sunrise Blvd.
Oklahoma City, OK 73120
Each participant will create an icon in the traditional technique of Romanian reversed glass iconography using egg-tempera and gold leaf. The icon is painted directly on the back of the glass, in reverse, starting with the details. The students will learn to draw the outlines on the glass in ink, paint in egg-tempera on the glass, and apply the gold leaf. Students will learn basic knowledge of each step during the workshop and will complete an icon to take home. All the materials required for completing the icons will be provided with the tuition, including hand-crafted wooden frames for each piece. The tradition of this technique began in Romania in the 17thcentury and is the least common and least understood form of iconography in existence today. This form of iconography was mostly practiced in the eastern block countries before the rise of communism and was almost lost because of it.
Class will be from 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm Monday to Friday (July 27th st to August 7th). The tuition for the workshop is $ 450. Enrollment for this class is limited to 10 students.
About the artists
Rodica Focseneanu and Christopher Cunningham work together as iconographers under the name of R. C. Focseneanu. Rodica Focseneanu was born in Bucharest, Romania, and earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at the University of Fine Arts, Bucharest in 1997, with an emphasis on stage set design, costume design and painting. In 2004 she obtained a Master of Fine Arts degree in sculpture from the University of New Mexico. In 1989, her great aunt, who was also an artist, quietly taught her the old techniques of painting reversed glass icons, that she had learned as an art student before communism. She has been painting the traditional patterns until 2004, when her and Christopher Cunningham began researching canons for writing new patterns of icons on glass that embodied the tradition behind Romanian glass iconography. Christopher Cunningham earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at the Oklahoma City University in 1996. He did extensive research in art and art history in the U.S. and abroad, and in 2004 he earned his Master’s of Fine Arts degree in sculpture from the University of New Mexico.
St. George Greek Orthodox Church
2101 NW 145th St.
Oklahoma City, OK 73134
What is a merciful heart? It is a heart on fire for the whole of creation, for humanity, for the birds, for the animals, for demons, and for all that exists. By the recollection of them the eyes of a merciful person pour forth years in abundance. By the strong and vehement mercy that grips such a person's heart, and by such great compassion, the heart is humbled and one cannot bear to hear or to see any injury or slight sorrow in any in creation. For this reason, such a person offers up tearful prayer continually even for irrational beasts, for the enemies of the truth, and for those who harm him, that they be protected and receive mercy...because of the great compassion that burns without measure in a heart that is in the likeness of God.
~ St. Issac the Syria