Over at the Holy Protection Hummus and Pizza Parlor (perhaps my favorite name for a website/anything ever), S. Patrick O’Rourke recently announced the Orthodox Arts Journal which “publishes articles and news for the promotion of traditional Orthodox liturgical arts.”
From the journal’s homepage:
The Journal covers visual arts, music, liturgical ceremony and texts, and relevant art history and theory. The Journal presents these topics together to highlight the unified witness of the arts to the beauty of the Kingdom of God and to promulgate an understanding of how the arts work together in the worship of the Church. In the spirit of the revival of traditional Orthodox liturgical arts sparked by Kontoglou and Ouspensky, the Journal will publicize excellence in contemporary liturgical arts, emphasizing fidelity to the Church’s tradition of beauty and craft.
It is always a good thing to see artists and churchmen who are not guilty of ignoring Étienne Gilson‘s pronouncement: “Piety is no substitute for technique.” Indeed, it is refreshing to also see those for whom technique is no substitute for piety and who actively seek to wed their faith in God with the talents He has given them.
For more, be sure to check out the website of the Orthodox Arts Journal here.