It was a bit more than a year ago that we posted our first article on the Orthodox Arts Journal in the hopes of fostering Orthodox traditional arts of all kinds.
The OAJ is the brainchild of a few of us hoping to see a space where individuals could encounter the beauty, richness and diversity of liturgical art while coming to understand the worldview, the analogies and forms they contain. Just as Kontoglu and Ouspenski re-lit for many the torch of iconography, so we hoped to spread this flame to architecture, music, vestments and all the objects supporting our spiritual journey.
After a year of activity, we rejoice that the OAJ has gathered almost 400 followers and some of our most popular articles have been visited over 2000 times. Articles are reposted abundantly either on facebook or other Orthodox and Catholic blogs.
We want the Journal to be place of encounter with traditional liturgical art, and so if you see an article online, a video or if you are aware of an event that is relevant, we would love to hear about it.
Thank you for supporting us and we hope you have found some food within our pages as we continue on. Such an endeavor is never easy, as most of us struggle to find the leisure to write. When posts are slow to come it is because many of us are busy creating the very liturgical arts we expound in the articles!
In the hope of the Resurrection. Your servants in Christ,
Jonathan Pageau, editor
for Andrew Gould, founder
and Scott Patrick O’Rourke, editor