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Holy Prophet Thomas Merton : Gaudete ! Christus est natus ! “Into this world, this demented inn, in which there is no room for him at... more
Holy Prophet Thomas Merton : Gaudete ! Christus est natus ! “Into this world, this demented inn, in which there is no room for him at all, Christ has come uninvited.” Thomas Merton
"Even if a unity of faith is not possible, a unity of love is." Hans Urs von Balthasar
When I was a child in the 50's we were not allowed to go into any church that was not Catholic; let alone any synagogue, temple or mosque. Native American religion was considered paganism as were all eastern religions. At the same time the monk and priest, Thomas Merton, was beginning to scan the entire world's religions in a Spirit led search for the similarities in our common need and common journey into God. By the age of 24 as a teacher at St Regis High School in Denver, I was required to teach St Mark's Gospel and Houston Smith's book "World Religions." Just a few years later in 1983, at the age of 33 in New York City, as a Hospice Chaplain for people with HIV/AIDS I was spea...
About William Hart McNichols
Artist Statement on Iconography
�There is only Christ: He is everything and He is in everything." St. Paul, Colossians 3:11
I honor and revere the Byzantine icons and the profound spirituality of the Othodox churches. I try to bring true devotion and prayer into the process of writing an icon, dependent upon the inspiration of the Blessed Trinity, the saints, holy ones, and the Mother of God. As a Roman Catholic iconographer, I have no intention of assuming to be Orthodox, but continue to pray with many others, for unity brought about by the Spirit, amongst the churches.
2014 is my 24th year as an Iconographer and I am very grateful for the tremendous support from around the World. The great bulk of Icons are commissions from...