Hesychia for the Holy Days

As we celebrate the Nativity of our Lord, God and Savior Jesus Christ, here are some images of stillness, purity and beauty…

“Peace on earth, good will towards men!”  ~Luke 2:14

“Beauty will save the world” ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky

Explore more of these images from my book, Pursuing the Light – Forty Years of Photography…

Pond and Woods in Winter #1, Deam Lake State Park, Indiana


Snow Drifts Forming, Ohio River, Louisville Ky.


Deam Lake in Winter, Deam Lake State Park, Indiana


Snow, Tree Trunks, and Shadows, Hayesville Ohio


Pond and Woods in Winter #2, Deam Lake State Park, Indiana


Charles Mlll Lake, Mifflin Ohio


Hill Crest in Deep Winter, Hayesville Ohio


2 thoughts on “Hesychia for the Holy Days

  1. Grace Cosby

    HI Ralph,

    Christ is Born! Glorify Him!

    I am (belatedly) addressing Christmas cards. To which address shall I post yours?

    Your work right now is so encouraging!

    Blessings, Grace

    Sent from my iPhone



  2. This is what I meant, in another comment, about showing the others the world though the eyes of an Orthodox Christian who also happens to be a photographer.

    Also, one of the contemporary elders (possibly one of those recently glorified as saints, but I honestly don’t remember) said something along the lines of the true Orthodox Christians being like poets/artists, looking in wonder and being moved by the beauty of God’s Creation.


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