The first gallery of photographs from the North American Thebaid Project is online, featuring some four dozen images taken at St Tikhon’s Monastery in South Canaan PA.
Captions to follow, but you can get nearly a virtual tour of the monastery, and a real inside look at monastic life, including the divine services, veneration of icons and relics of saints, the monks living quarters and dining room (trapeza) and more.
Also featured are links to learn more about St Tikhon’s Monastery, including videos and helpful instructions for visitors.
Proceed to the St Tikhon’s Gallery, and watch for posting soon of my photographs from Holy Transfiguration in Ellwood City PA, as well as upcoming itinerary…
4 thoughts on “First Photo Gallery: St. Tikhon of Zadonsk Monastery”
Beautiful photos. It would help if you could prominently place text stating under which jurisdiction is each monastery you visit; eg., ROCOR, OCA, etc. I’m a fairly new convert and don’t have this information easily available in my memory yet! Thank you if you woukd consider this.
Wonderful suggestion, Michaela! Thank you, and I will make sure to include such key info…
Beautiful photos…just a comment for consideration. We all have icons and photos of icons. As beautiful as they are these are not the unique and revelatory images from the monasteries.
On Tue, Sep 20, 2016 at 8:04 AM, The North American Thebaid wrote:
> zosimas posted: “The first gallery of photographs from the North American > Thebaid Project is online, featuring some four dozen images taken at St > Tikhon’s Monastery in South Canaan PA. Captions to follow, but you can get > nearly a virtual tour of the monastery, and a re” >
Thank you, Fr James. Yes, while the icons are often not unique, they do, especially for the purpose of the web galleries, provide a sense of “place” and “sacred space”, which many will appreciate. I certainly don’t intend them to be “touristy”, and hope to avoid that pitfall. But you’re right, I am seeking unique, intimate glimpses of the “unseen life” of the monastics, and appreciate your prayers for many opportunities to capture such images.