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Icons express the understanding of the Orthodox Christian Church - but exist for all, regardless of denomination. They are sacred images, filled with theological and spiritual significance.
Icons are simultaneously a Revelation, a Presence, a Mystery: they speak to the inner eye and the searching heart. Every icon offers a quiet beauty and a means of veneration, prayer and reflection.
All the icons featured on this website were written in accordance with the traditional techniques of medieval icon painting and conform to the precepts of Orthodox Christian iconography.
These icons were commissioned by various churches, cathedrals, public bodies and private individuals in the UK and abroad and written by the professional English Iconographer, Helen McIldowie-Jenkins.
The aim of Elenis Icons is to continue the sacred tradition of icon painting, within the ecumenical spirit of peace and acceptance.
Interested in writing icons somewhere amazing?
Visit the sister website Icon Adventures for specialist Icon Writing and Medieval Art History Retreats in Walsingham, UK and Assisi, Italy. Intensive and professionally led residential course with a real difference. Small group tuition, beginners and improvers (from all denominations) welcome. www.iconadventures.co.uk