A whole section dedicated to the "living stones" and the courageous journey of the Christian minority in a situation of conflict and division. The difficulties and hardships, but also the hope and faith of the "little flock" living in the Land of Christ.
Bethlehem: Icon School
26 June 2017
The Icon School, founded by Ian Knowles, offers courses in the ancient art of the icons: a way to go back to one's roots and create "open doors to heaven”.
Paintbrushes, colors and ancient techniques: Bethlehem teaches the art of the icon. In the Icon School founded in 2011 by Ian Knowles, an English professor and iconographer, apprentice-'writers' attend courses on Christian iconography: a way to go back to their roots and create not only objects but "open doors to heaven”.
Dir. of Bethlehem Icon Center
"My research suggests that iconography originated here in the monasteries of the Holy Land, in the 6th century. This is an ancient practice of the Palestinian culture and an ancient practice of the Christian community of the [...]