(Photo courtesy St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church)
St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church in West Seattle is playing host to a special “visitor” this weekend and invites you to come see it tomorrow:
St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church (3050 California Ave SW) will be blessed by the presence of a Resurrection Icon which is making a tour of churches of the Episcopal Diocese of Olympia. St. John’s is fortunate to be one of only 7 or 8 churches to welcome it. The icon was commissioned for the St. Petersburg Seattle Sister Church Program, was “written” by Russian iconographer Yakov Prokofiev, blessed by Metropolitan Vladimir, and brought to Seattle in August, 2011, by an Orthodox seminarian. The Icon represents Jesus standing over the broken gates of Hell, lifting Adam and Eve out of their graves with kings and prophets and patriarchs looking on. Jesus has bridged the boundary of time and space. God’s home is among mortals and nothing will keep God out of our presence or separate us from the love of God through Christ Jesus. It is a deep privilege to be able to spend some time with this icon, a window into the heart of God, especially on the Day of Pentecost. All are welcome to attend services (8 and 10:15 am) or to view the icon between services 9 – 10 or from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm.