Katherine Sanders Icons | Traditional Byzantine Orthodox Iconography
Traditional Byzantine Orthodox Iconography
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Welcome to Katherine Sanders Icons
I am an iconographer based in Edinburgh, Scotland, accepting commissions for panel icons. I am a member of the Eastern Orthodox Church and these icons have been painted in accordance with the traditional Byzantine style of Orthodox iconography and the blessing of His Eminence, Archbishop Gregorios of Thyateira and Great Britain.
The Process of Iconography
An icon always begins with prayer. The iconographer stands before the lampada or candle and recites the prayer before 'writing' an icon: that God will bless and guide their hands, that St Luke (the first iconographer) will pray for us that those who view the finished work will be guided and protected. . .
Eastern Orthodox Christianity is perhaps most commonly identified by its use of beautiful icons, both in Churches and homes. The icon is something both familiar and mysterious, a comforting or inspiring face and presence as well as a door into the Heavens, a window on the divine. . .