God is Wonderful in His Saints


The painting of St. Sergius as a youth by Mikhail Nesterov is one of my favorites. Just a bit more beauty to share.

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Fr. Stephen is a priest of the Orthodox Church in America, Pastor Emeritus of St. Anne Orthodox Church in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. He is also author of Everywhere Present and the Glory to God podcast series.



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7 responses to “God is Wonderful in His Saints”

  1. Elizabeth Avatar
  2. Athanasia Avatar

    This is unbelieveably beautiful!! Breathtaking!

    Thank you so much for sharing it. Are there others?

  3. Mimi Avatar

    Father, bless,

    Thank you, this is beautiful.

  4. Meg Lark Avatar
    Meg Lark

    One of my favorites, also, especially since St. Sergius was the very first Orthodox person who “introduced” himself to me, i.e., came into my life long before I considered becoming Orthodox.

    Athanasia — you should check out Nesterov’s “Taking the Veil.” 😀

  5. fatherstephen Avatar

    The one place where I have found the most works by Nesterov is on a website called Olga’s Gallery. They’ve got probably 20 or more of his works. Vasnetsov is another Russian painter to look at. Both capture a certain Romantic (in the technical sense) aspect to Russia than portrays things in a fairly transcendent mode. I like them both, as well as some others I’ve seen.

  6. Jasmine Yedigarian Avatar
    Jasmine Yedigarian

    that saint has a pointy hat… i’ve never seen an eastern orthodox person have a pointy black hat like the armenian monk priests and bishops

  7. fatherstephen Avatar

    It is just the peak of his robe, not usually seen today on Eastern monks. But is not a pointed at like Armenians.

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