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History and Meaning of Icons

Date / Time

11 June 09:30

Artists

John de Gruchy

Rates

Adult
R85

Duration

1 hour

In this illustrated talk John will briefly tell the story of Christian iconography from the 3rd century to the
Reformation, discuss their symbolism, liturgical use, and significance in the life of the Coptic, Byzantine and
Russian Orthodox traditions. He will also discuss the reason why some Christian traditions reject their use for fear of idolatry, but also why there has been a renewal of interest in and use of icons in our time across different traditions.