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I have lived in Alaska since 1978, having come to Juneau as a Jesuit Volunteer. I fell in love with Alaska and now live on Douglas Island with my husband and two dogs.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Icons at St. Paul the Apostle Parish in Juneau, AK

As long as we're on the theme of icons (see previous post), I thought I would share some photos of the icons that Charles painted for St. Paul the Apostle Parish in the Mendenhall Valley.

The view from the pews.

The Holy Family

The Risen Jesus with Mary Magdalene at the tomb.

Christ in Glory


  1. Where do his ideas come from? Does he model these after earlier icons, use human models, or use his imagination? These are just wonderful Paula.

  2. Thanks Allison - he uses the traditional method of iconography. He can explain it better than I can. He does a drawing based on the pattern for that particular icon, using the conventions set forth by the early iconographers (pattern, color, inscriptions, gilding, etc.)

    There is a very detailed theology of the icon as well. Charles is the expert!

  3. Wow, beautiful! Those colors are amazing.


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