After over a year of construction, our first building, the hearth and home of the Academy, is complete. Deo Gratias. Theotokos Hall contains dormitories in the basement, an office, kitchen and dining hall on the first floor, and classrooms and the chapel in its loft. The building is functioning beautifully and we are grateful to the contractors and benefactors who helped us to erect this noble hall.
The Hall of Fire in Rivendell represents the place where tradition is passed on through story, where meaning is revealed, where language expresses itself in the making and interpretation of worlds. The ambience of fire, of a friendly hearth where all strangers are made welcome and find consolation, speaks of a place where humanity can take root and flourish, a true home – the “Last Homely House.” Here prose is subordinate to poetry, and poetry to song. – Stratford Caldecott, Beauty in the Word