Elenis Icons - hand-painted icons and altarpieces


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Holy Face 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

 Helen is pleased to announce that the new series of Stations of the Cross commissioned from her by Wymondham Abbey will be blessed on Sunday 23rd March, 2014 at a Service of Dedication by Bishop Graham of East Anglia. The 14 panels are in a Contemporary-Trecento style and produced according to traditional 14th century panel painting techniques. The first 9 images reflect features of the actual 'Stations' in Jerusalem, thus emphasizing the tradition of undertaking the Via Dolorosa pilgrimage in one's home parish church during Lent.


Come up to me on the mountain [Ex 24:12]