Icons – Windows Into Heaven

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Anji Dowson
Standard accommodation: £199.50 En-suite accommodation: £214.50

Icons 'made with hands' are scripture in visible form, bearing witness to the reality of God’s presence with us in the mystery of faith. St Paul says: “Christ is the image (icon) of the invisible God, the first-born of all creation” (Col 1:15). Through the Incarnation, and through these sacred and powerful works of art, we are united with Christ, the Virgin Mary (the Holy Theotokos) and the Saints. We encounter something greater than an image - the language of the icon is the language of prayer.

The retreat will explore icons through the centuries; their spiritual, historical and liturgical importance to Orthodox Christianity and how the traditional 'writing' of icons is still being practised today, as it has been for over a thousand years.

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