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An Introduction to
Icons. Icons have an
interesting history in Christianity. They have been used and
abused. Encouraged and banned. They became major issue in
the church in the seventh and eighth centuries because they
had become associated
with idolatry -- people became worshipers of the painted
images rather than of the divine presence behind them. Now
they are the major art form in the Eastern Church, from
Russia, through the Balkans and Greece, and into the Middle
East and Africa. And there is growing use of icons in the
You'll find icons on our web pages
Sunday, Maundy Thursday, and Good
Friday by Christopher
Gosey, from the Ethiopian tradition. Perhaps you'd like to
learn more about icons and about the churches that produce
them. Here are some interesting links:
Web site devoted to icons by Christopher Gosey, who works in
the idiom of Ethiopian Orthodox Christianity, as well as
other schools of iconography. In addition to icons on his
site and ours, view his icon of St. Stephen written for
Stephen's Episcopal Church in Cohasset, Massachusetts.
Carrington Sacred Art
Artist Kathryn Carrington's
"Christ In Glory" triptych was featured at the 74th General
Convention of the Episcopal Church, and the Episcopal
Church's national website featured Kathryn Carrington's
"Christ the Lord" on its homepage. Prints of the latter are
offered for sale on her website.
Orthodox Christians worship icons?
No Christian worships an image. Christians worship God. We
do not worship Icons, but we do venerate them. An Orthodox
Your Guide to Byzantine Icons on the Internet: The Beauty of
Byzantine Art -- Icons, Frescoes and Mosaics -- Access to
11000 images in 35 countries. The purpose of this website is
to enable the visitor to rediscover and experience the
beauty and deeper meaning of (Orthodox) Byzantine Icons, the
visual and spiritual treasures of the Eastern Orthodox
Church, and an integral part of the Orthodox Faith. The site
provides easy links to 4000 ancient and medieval byzantine
icons, frescoes and mosaics, by country of origin, as well
as 7000 contemporary byzantine icons and frescoes, listed by
and See Icons
At this site you may view - and buy - icons written by 20
iconographers. Extensive information is available concerning
each of the iconographers and one may view icons by artitist
or by saint, event, etc.
Windows into Heaven
Offers information about
the history and meaning of Orthodox icons, and the craft of
icon painting. Maintained by icon painter Bob
An online study from the
Russian language studies of Rollins University
Foremost dealer in icons -- large number available
Gallery -- Russian Icons
Icons written by Dr. Isaac Fanous
At Holy Virgin Mary Church, Los Angeles, CA.
Icons Liturgical Year
Fifty icons of the
liturgical year in the Syro-Maronite style
Museum of the Church of Greece
Links to Greek icons -- ancient and contemporary
Coptic Network Picture Archives
Numbers of coptic icons on display
Archdiocese of America
A large collection of icons.
Work of Serbian
iconographer and restorer
Icons -- Faith and Science
Explore the unique imagery
of Ethiopian icons from the Smithsonian Museum of African
More Russian Icons for
Images and links collected
as part of Byzantine Studies on the Internet
of Mount Athos - Portable Icons
A magnificent on-line museum of the icons, manuscripts,
seals, documents, carvings and sculptures of the monasteries
of Mount Athos provided by the Hellenic Ministry of
World Magazine - Ethiopia, Land of
A whole issue of an electronic magazine devoted to Ethiopia.
The first article, "the Sign and the Seal," is especially
interesting with numbers of excellent photos relating to the
Orthodox Christian Church in Ethiopia.
The wonderful icons of this historic Russian city.
Icons - 11th to 16th Centuries
While the text clearly has been written by someone to whom
English is a second language, it is informative and the
icons are worth viewing. This is from the Ukrainian Greek
Catholic Church, which is Byzantine in tradition and in
communion with Rome.
of the Saris Museum at Bardejov
Some really interesting and quite different icons from
Slovokia (click on small icon in "museum" to view).
Serbian Icons - St Luke's Orthodox Mission
Serbian icons from 13th
through 17th Century
Serbian Orthodox Monastery - Icon Studio
Various views of icon
studio and examples of icons produced by
of the Descani Monastery
Saints (Orthodox) Icons
This site has hundreds of
images of Western saints. Have you heard of St Oswin, King
of Northumbria and Martyr? He's here.
Alphabetical listing of 14,687 saints in PDF file offered by
All Merciful Saviour Russian Orthodox Mission, Austin,
The Internet home of Orthodox Byzantine Icons and St. Isaac
of Syria Skete. Handsome icons are available at this site.
Orthodox Church and Its Icons
A most excellent compilation of links to icons, including
those previously recommended and many more.
An Interview with William Hart McNichols, S.J.
Learn about the spirtuality of icons from an iconographers
point of view and view beautiful examples of his
- Episcopal Church Visual Arts
Exhibit of icons created by Episcopalians
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