The Heart of the University Retreat Series gives faculty and
administrators of all faiths the opportunity for input and guided
reflection. The series is co-sponsored by the Office of Mission and
Ministry, and the Center for Vocation and Servant Leadership.
The first retreat, given by Dr. Chrysanthy Grieco on the theme of
Imagination and Art: The Sacred Mysteries of Byzantine Iconography will
be held on Thursday, October 11, 2012, from 9 a.m to 11 a.m. in the
Chancellor’s Suite, Student Center.
This retreat will focus on the imagination as sacred art. A series of
icons taking the viewer from the birth of Jesus Christ to His
Resurrection will illustrate the spiritual mysteries of Byzantine
iconography. The method and materials of these paintings reveal what the
monks of Meteora called “the meeting of Heaven and earth.” The
creativity is seen in how they illuminate the Divine Word. They invite
the viewer into the Eternal Kingdom.
Chrysanthy M. Grieco is an Associate Professor of English. She has
recently served as Dean of University Libraries, Director of Special
Academic Programs in A&S, and Chair of the English Department. She
is an international editor for the Eastern Orthodox Patriarchate and a
life-long communicant of Eastern Orthodoxy.
If you have any questions, contact Linda Garofalo or Francia Peterson at (973)-313-6042.
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