Pioneer priest now expresses faith via paint

Posted by Kendall Harmon

The Episcopal priest hunches over a worn wooden table at the front of the church. She scrutinizes her masterpiece -- God's masterpiece, she says -- and is calm but careful as she fills in razor-thin "kitty whisker lines" on a piece of art that looks finished to the untrained eye.

But the icon, which is a painted scene from Scripture, is not finished, and it's much more than art. It's a way to have a one-on-one conversation with God, if you ask the Rev. Elizabeth Lilly.

Lilly's friends and family consider her an unfinished icon, made up of strokes of faith and resilience.

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Filed under: * Anglican - EpiscopalEpiscopal Church (TEC)* Christian Life / Church LifeParish Ministry* Culture-WatchArt

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Posted January 3, 2008 at 12:34 pm

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1. veritas2007 wrote:

Incredibly beautiful, inspired work.

Summa
   
The best ideal is the true
And other truth is none.
All glory be ascribèd to
The holy Three in One.

Gerard Manley Hopkins

January 4, 5:44 pm | [comment link]


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