A member of the Orthodox Church, Aidan has been a full-time iconographer for almost forty years. He has works in over 25 countries of the world, including with HRH King Charles III, the Ecumenical Patriarch, Pope Francis, and in numerous cathedrals in the UK. He was also a novice monk for twelve years, six years of these as a hermit, before deciding to ‘descend the mountain’ to dedicate himself to the ministry of iconography. For Aidan, the act of creating an icon is to pray with matter, but above all, icons are a door between heaven and earth, a place of encounter between the praying viewer and the person depicted.
Aidan is also an author, his latest book being the richly illustrated ‘Festal Icons: History and Meaning’ (2022), described by one reviewer as ‘bound to become a classic’.
“Heaven on Earth: How icons help us experience the communion of the saints.”
Theme:In the Apostles’ Creed we affirm that we believe in the communion of the saints. But how to make this a personal reality, a lived experience? In this workshop we talk about how icons help to enliven the sense that when we pray and worship, we are not beginning worship but are rather participating in the ceaseless liturgy of heaven.
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