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Orthodox Iconography: God Face to Face   

Within Orthodox Christianity two-dimensional paintings, originally intended to convey Biblical stories, have developed into an essential element of worship. They function to carry us away from our current existence and lead us to union with God, "becoming what we behold;" This class will examine the history, understanding, and use of Orthodox iconography over a span of 2,000 years. Fr. Kotsis will present numerous examples of icons created throughout their long history, concluding with views of the luminous images recently applied to the walls and dome of Saint Nicholas Orthodox Church in Ann Arbor.