The Rose of the World

This collection includes many of the paintings that comprise my Altar of the Holy Spirit. This altar – the third in my series of altars, with the first being Altar of the Resurrected Sun and the second Altar of Archangel Michael – is a about the invisible Presence of God in our human life. In the center stands the image of Sophia, the Divine Wisdom – represented in my painting “The Rose of the World”, created using the Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom by Sergei Rachmaninov – with a book in Her hands and the symbol of the Holy Spirit. Other paintings from the alter that are part of this collection include “Singers of the Rose Cross I and II”, created using music by Sergei Prokofiev and Bohuslav Martinů, respectively; “The Baptism of the Lord”, created using music by Paul Hindemith; and ... read more