The 2009 Alexander Men Conference in New York: New Models
of Christian Witness, concluded on the evening of August 9
with an Evening of the Arts hosted by Union Theological
Seminary. Photography by Boris Pitel.
Before the program begins, in the garden/ on left Fr Plekon Bishop Seraphim, Fr John Bostwick
Nora Marks Dauenhauer poet from Alaska, Seminarian John and Mandy Frazier
Andrey Cherniak remembers Fr Alexander Men, his delicate thought and pastoral care
Actor and author Richard Stearne reads 'Moonlight' by De Mauppasant
Singer Dana Talley spoke on Fr Men and the arts and introduced a new setting of Fr Men's 'Prayer of Christ's Disciples'
Natasha Lutov sang from Handel's messiah
Poet Nora Marks Dauenhauer
Theologian Fr. Michael Plekon speaks on the gifts we receive from Fr Men's last lecture as indications for the future
Richard Dauenhauer reads from his poetry
Robert Aberdeen performs stage magic
Frank Purcell reads from Newman
The evening was enjoyed!
All in all in three hours which passed quickly indeed, concluding with the showing of a series of paintings by Lilya Ratner, a kaleidoscope of feeling and intuition and art... offered together in witness to the memory of Fr Men and in looking to the Christian future...
Peter Von Berg declaims Thomas A Becket's speech from Murder in the Cathedral