Presentation of the book of Bishop Hilarion (Alfeyev): “Image of the Invisible. Art in the Orthodox Church”

Thursday, November 29 (at 17.00), after the symposium devoted to the theological inheritance of Vladimir Lossky, Mgr Hilarion (Alfeyev), Metropolitan of Volokolamsk, President of the Department of External Ecclesiastical Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate and Rector of the School Graduate School and Doctorate of the Church of Saints Cyril and Methodius, will present his book ” Image of the Invisible. Art in the Orthodox Church “, published in 2017 by Éditions Sainte-Geneviève in Épinay-sous-Sénart (The Russian Orthodox Seminary.

This book is the third volume of a series presenting various aspects of the Orthodox Church. The first two volumes (Orthodoxy, Volume I, History and Canonical Structures of the Orthodox Church and Orthodoxy, Volume II, The Doctrine of the Orthodox Church), were published respectively in 2009 and 2012 by Editions of the Deer.

The book is well documented, it contains many illustrations and examples of orthodox spiritual art. The meaning of beauty is indeed inseparable from the Christian spiritual life. The latter, in fact, is intimately imbued with the idea that it is through beauty that we come to the knowledge of God, to communion with Him. Orthodox spirituality, especially Russian, intimately links faith to art.

Concert of two orthodox vocal ensembles: Choir of the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity and that of the Russian Orthodox Seminary of Epinay-sous-Senart

The presentation will be held on the evening of 29 November in the amphitheater of the Russian Orthodox Cultural and Spiritual Center (1 quai Branly, 75007, Paris) and will be followed by the concert of two orthodox vocal ensembles : choir of the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity and the one of the Orthodox Russian Seminary of Epinay-sous-Senart (the concert will be given in the cathedral).

Composed of liturgical works and oratorio of Christmas, written by the Metropolitan Monsignor Hilarion (Alfeyev) of Volokolamsk, the concert will be dedicated to the feast of the Nativity of Christ and to the second anniversary of the opening of the cathedral of the Holy Trinity.

The concert will take place on November 29th. Access is at 1 quai Branly, 75007, Paris (Russian Orthodox Spiritual and Cultural Center).