Tales of Glory is a marvelous introduction to Eastern Christian iconography and theology. It contains an abundance of riches for anyone who is interested in faith and spirituality.
– Anthony Dragani, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Religious Studies
Mount Aloysius College
In a period like our own in the Church when doctrinal minimalism and a heavy-handed moralism are once again rearing their heads, the “way of beauty” called for by Benedict XVI in the service of the New Evangelization is the more necessary if people are really to appreciate the greatness of the mysteries we proclaim.
An ancient Byzantine text shows us a Christian explaining the faith to a pagan by walking him round the images on a church’s walls. This same simple but profound idea now has its present-day equivalent in this excellently conceived and illustrated presentation.
Presented in full-colour hardcover, Tales of Glory sees the author meticulously going through all of the iconography of this particular parish in major detail. His love of iconography and Eastern Christianity is readily apparent on every page. …
For anyone who is even remotely interested in iconography, Eastern Christianity, and/or Eastern Catholicism, this makes a fine choice for a read.
If … a reader wants crisp images of lovely parish icons arranged according to a liturgical devotional order in an attempt to recreate the wondrous experience of attending a Byzantine liturgy in a well-adorned temple, all well-bound and capable of serving as an elegant coffee-table book, then look no further.