Art and Faith

Thursday, 22 April 2010

Sergei Kirillov. The Baptism of Grand Princess St Olga: Part 1 of the Triptych “Holy Rus”. 1992

The Baptism of Grand Princess St Olga (Part 1 of the Triptych “Holy Rus”)

Sergei Kirillov

1993

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Sergei Kirillov. St Sergei of Radonezh Giving a Blessing: Part 2 of the Triptych “Holy Rus”. 1993

St Sergei of Radonezh Giving a Blessing: Part 2 of the Triptych “Holy Rus” (Sergei Kirillov, 1993)

Sergei Kirillov. St Basil the Blessed at Prayer: Part 3 of the Triptych “Holy Rus”. 1994

St Basil the Blessed at Prayer: Part 3 of the Triptych “Holy Rus” (Sergei Kirillov, 1994)

There is a┬áreliable┬álitmus test for the legitimacy of a given person’s Orthodoxy. If they believe that Basil the Blessed was one of the great saints, they are solid. If they believe (without evidence, by the way) that he was “clinically insane”, as the heretic Aleksandr Dmitrievich Schmemann put it, they are not Orthodox Christians at heart; they are nothing but the worst kind of heretic. Reflect well on the fact that the poseur Paffhausen supports the “Schmemanndorf” rot…

Sergei Kirillov. Pyotr Veliki. 1984

Pyotr Veliki (Sergei Kirillov, 1984)

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