St. Vincent of Lerins
I recently completed an icon of Saint Vincent of Lerins. The colors in his clothing are inspired by Father Gregory Krug, a mid-20th century Russian iconographer who worked in exile in France. The thin, translucent layers of color are muted by a complementary under painting and the highlights move from warm to a cool white. A leading theologian of the Church in the 5th century, Saint Vincent is celebrated for his definition of the Orthodox faith in a time plagued with errors and heresies: "Quod ubique, quod semper, quod ab omnibus, creditum est." Or in English, "That which has been believed everywhere, always, by all people." His defense of the traditions of the Fathers and his condemnation of innovation and novelty in the Church are as appropriate today as they were in his time.