(1821–1881) Russian novelist and mystic who came to faith while imprisoned for youthful revolutionary writings. His grandiose and addictive nature was slowly transformed and healed by his vision of Jesus Christ and the love of his second wife. He wrote prophetically of the bloodshed that principled “lovers of humanity” would wreak on the world by rejecting God and God’s love expressed through people. His vision of fundamental goodness in ordinary people made him hope for universal salvation. (January 28)
The Dancing Saints Icons project at Saint Gregory Nyssen Episcopal Church, San Francisco is a multi-year installation project supported by All Saints Company, the congregation of Saint Gregory Nyssen Church and many donors and benefactors. The iconographer is Mark Dukes.