Monday, February 20, 2017

Tomorrow: Guest speakers Father Brian Campbell and David Rafaidus, free program at the Lake Worth Library.

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Lake Worth Public Library Press Release

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On Tuesday, February 21st at 7:00 the Lake Worth Public Library will present a free program titled Russian Icons – A Brief Introduction. The guest speakers are Father Brian Campbell and David Rafaidus. No registration required. Coffee, water and cookies will be available for refreshment.

Topics: Definition of an icon, short history about icons, icon composition, the life of an iconographer and rules for the icon painter, icon color and symbology, different types of icons, iconostasis, icons in the home, an analysis of several icons followed by a Q&A.

Father Brian Campbell is a priest for the Diocese of Palm Beach where he currently serves as Parochial Vicar at Our Lady Queen of the Apostles Catholic Church in Royal Palm Beach. He received a Bachelor's degree in both Philosophy and Theology from the Franciscan University of Steubenville, OH and a Masters in Divinity from Notre Dame Seminary in New Orleans. Father Campbell was ordained in 2009 and has been blessed to serve in Diocesan parish and school ministry.

David Rafaidus has been interested in icons since 1980. He has traveled extensively throughout Central and Eastern Europe and Russia studying icons. David will use actual icons to present symbolism, stylistic variety, and miracles attributed to them. Additional fascinating facts will be presented.