Restful Beauty

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About Fr. Stephen Freeman

Fr. Stephen is a retired Archpriest of the Orthodox Church in America, Pastor Emeritus of St. Anne Orthodox Church in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. He is also author of Everywhere Present: Christianity in a One-Storey Universe, and Face to Face: Knowing God Beyond Our Shame, as well as the Glory to God podcast series on Ancient Faith Radio.





7 responses to “Restful Beauty”

  1. NW Juliana Avatar
    NW Juliana


  2. Serafim Avatar

    There is something quite touching and personal about the way Nestorov speaks to the soul. Not in a religious way, as with an ikon, but in a very plaintive way. The choice of music could not have been better.

  3. Stacey Avatar

    Absolutely breathtaking. I had never heard of this incredible artist before, and I am spellbound. Thank you.

  4. Dana Ames Avatar
    Dana Ames

    Reminds me of Arthur Rackham, but with more *reality*, more “one-storey-ness”.


  5. […] I became aware of the slide presentation (with beautiful music) at the site of Father Stephen’s blog , which you can go to  here at:    “Glory to God for All Things.” […]

  6. thesprucetunnel Avatar

    Thank you for posting these beautiful paintings. They affirm the dignity of each precious human soul and the reality of our spiritual nature. How tragic the events that were soon to come into the lives of these people in the paintings. If you don’t mind, I’ve linked this to my site, and posted a few of the paintings. (I’m not sure of proper protocol for your permission.)


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