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It’s like watching Bob Ross, only Byzantine style…

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The Daily Catch - published on 06/24/16

Watching the Greek iconographer Theodoros Papadopoulos write St. Eustathios (St. Eustace) is incredibly relaxing. He doesn’t talk you through it like Bob Ross, but he still has your attention from the get-go and even triggers moments when you say “Hey! stop you’re ruining it!” only to show it’s all part of the plan. A good metaphor for the life of faith and how God writes it?

Icons are “doorways to heaven” and real tools for prayer. Around the home they help create a peaceful atmosphere. Every minor detail of an icon is significant; they may show clues as to who the saint is or even give subtle depictions of church doctrine.

Read more:What Do the Hand Gestures in Icons Mean?

Cheers to the iconographers whose steady hands produce works that make us gasp and say “Wow!”

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