St. Innocent of Alaska Monastery
9452 Hazelton, Redford, Michigan


You holy icons

Images of beauty and life perfected

You make present before us

A vision of life's higher meaning and purpose

You beckon us to enter your reality

And stand in two worlds at once --

One foot in the corporeal and temporal

One foot in the non-corporeal and eternal

Where time, space and matter

Are transcended and irrelevant

Transmuted into another dimension of life

Where angels hold sweet converse

With spirit beings

Whose earthly sojourns have ended

Where reality's perspectives are reversed

And seemingly real solid matter

Is recognized as a lesser reality

Than the power of Mind

That creates, control and manipulates it

Where earthly values are reversed

And all darkness falls away

To reveal life's true riches

Where all that is transient disappears

And only that which really matters remains

Where absolute Love, Beauty, Truth, Goodness, Justice

Reign absolutely

By Sister Ioanna
St. Innocent Monastic Community,
Redford, MI

From: VISIONS of Love & Life & Beauty, published by Firebird Videos, Audios & Books