SCHOOL OF ORTHODOX ICONOGRAPHY
years ago a school of Orthodox iconography was started with classes held
Classes are held weekly at St. Michael’s Church, where students learn
step-by-step the techniques of Byzantine iconography, to the background music of
Serbian, Greek and Russian Orthodox chanting. The initial aims of the course
have been significantly exceeded. Those who have completed their sessions have
not only learned the technique and style of painting icons, but have gone
through a spiritually creative process by which their original goals have been
transformed into real icons. With the final blessing of the completed icons,
they take on a meaning far beyond any of the artworks which we usually keep in
Every icon is wonder-working, but especially for those that are praying before them. An icon serves to help lift us upward to the Heavenly Kingdom, where the saints unceasingly listen to our supplications and are our intercessors before our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, the only Lover-of-mankind. Each student’s icon, made through their own labour and love, becomes a ‘window looking into eternity’ which they place into their own homes. When we are beset by a flood of temptations which come to us in this stormy life, the icon is a window through which we can, with yearning, gaze upon the path of salvation.
iconography school is currently in
session, and accepting interested students. For further information call Mr
Dobrivoje Ivankovic (416) 259-2154.