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.

7 Responses to “God is Wonderful in His Saints”

  1. Elizabeth Says:

    How lovely !

  2. Athanasia Says:

    This is unbelieveably beautiful!! Breathtaking!

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

  3. Mimi Says:

    Father, bless,

    Thank you, this is beautiful.

  4. Meg Lark Says:

    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 Says:

    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 Says:

    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 Says:

    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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