This book presents the wall paintings located in a small refectory at the Community of St. John the Baptist, Essex, UK. The murals depict the life of St. Silouan the Athonite, the spiritual father of Archimandrite Sophrony, founder of the community. After the death of his spiritual director, Archimandrite Sophrony wrote a book, 'St. Silouan the Athonite,' detailing the life of the saint and including his writings. The wall paintings, laid on in clockwise order, follow the order of the book and present significant moments in the saint's life. The inscriptions on the wall paintings, with some clarifying additions, comprise the text of this book.
The murals were done by members of the community in the summer of 2001. The technique used was fresco, painted on fresh lime plaster applied daily in small sections by specialist plasterer Ron King. Finishing touches were made in egg tempera.
A brief description of the life of St. Silouan is presented at the end of this book.
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