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The Holy Family

The icon is not a work of the imagination
in which the artist tries to drag the onlooker inside an ideal family, but a
theological teaching that exposes something of the Truth revealed in Jesus
Christ. We do not enter into the icon, it is a sacred space delimitated by a
red line all around it. It is the people, represented inside that space, that come
to us. “The Kingdom of God is at hand”
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The Holy Family is a real human family and,
as such, a model for all families of the earth. Nevertheless, it is more than
that, and its example is leading us towards and introducing us in the mystery
of the Trinity.

As regards the model, we must say that there is no prototype of the Holy
Family as such in the strict Byzantine tradition. Nonetheless, this icon,
created for St Peter’s parish in Drogheda, follows as faithfully as possible
the ancient canons. The figure arrangement takes great […]

Praying for the Protection of Marriage

 Some of our readers might be interested in this link regarding information on the forthcoming referendum and also join in the special novena for the protection of the family in Ireland – it is suggested that those making the novena recite the following prayer Jesus, Mary and Joseph,Holy Family of Nazareth,we bless and venerate you. We commend to your care and protectionthe cause of marriage and family life.May the peace which reigned in your hometake possession of all hearts and abide in all families. Confirm all men and women in the truthso we may recognise what is good and rightand reject all that hinders lifeand the true flourishing of humanity. Guide the hearts of all citizensthat we may witness to the truthin forming the laws governing our society. Bless those who work for the protectionof marriage, family and life. O […]