Fr. Brendan McAnerney, OP
BA, Boston University; MA, Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology.
Fr. Brendan is a Dominican priest with faculties to serve as a priest in the Melkite-Greek Catholic Church, in which he is a consecrated iconographer. As a Dominican he has served Roman Catholic parishes in California, Oregon and Washington. While in residence at St. George Melkite-Greek Catholic Church in Sacramento, California he manages DominICON , a ministry to, "Expand the Appreciation of Holy Icons and the Traditions of the Eastern Churches," through which, he teaches the history and theology of holy icons and icon painting. He also directs icon retreats and paints commissioned icons. In 2005 he recorded his first DVD for DominICON entitled, "Sacred Craft – An Introduction to the Art & Spirituality of Holy Icons."
He received a B.A. in Art History from Boston University where he also worked on a Master's Degree. He earned a Master of Arts Degree in Religion and the Arts from the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology in Berkeley, California.
He has painted since childhood, and continues to paint landscapes influenced by the Tonalists of his native New England and the early 20th century California painters of the Monterey artists' colony. Since studying icon painting with the Antiochian Orthodox and later with a Russian Master Iconographer, however, he has devoted the majority of his time to painting in the iconographic tradition of the Eastern Churches.