Icons and Iconography Workshop

Theotokos Icon on church entrance

Icons are at the center of Byzantine worship, providing windows into the mysteries of the incarnation, heaven and the redemption of man. As the Fathers of the Second Ecumenical Council of Nicaea declared: "Images of Christ, of his Virgin Mother and of other saints should be made and preserved. Due honor and veneration should be given to them. . . . [B]y kissing images, uncovering our heads or kneeling before them, we adore Christ and venerate his saints whose likeness they represent."

Several talented iconographers have contributed to the iconography of St. George Church, especially Dimitrios Mourlas and his Byzantine Iconography Workshop in Greece, represented in the U.S. by George Panagiotopoulos, who wrote the icons in our iconastasis and the Pantocrater installed in July 2006.

Registration Open for Spring Iconography Workshop at St. George Church

St. George Byzantine Catholic Church in Aurora is hosting an Iconography Workshop Fall con Workshop October 8th to 14th 2017 at the Church at 720 Rural St. in Aurora. The deadline to register is October 2.

This is an introduction to the liturgical art of the Christian East by iconographer Phil Zimmerman.

The icon offered at this session will be St. Ignatius pictured to the right.

Painting and presentations will be held each day from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Great artistic talent is not required and supplies are included in the $300 registration fee.

Interested participants should register immediately as space is limited. Registrants do not have to be parishioners of St. George. For more information or to register call 630-851-4002.

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