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Iconography Lessons

Today the Archbishop officially opened the first ever Iconography training program in Kenya. The Archbishop had just arrived in the early hours of Tuesday morning from the UK fr.thianianttiand Greece, where he had a series of lectures to give at the University of Oxford and the Ionian University at Corfu, Greece. Upon arrival in kenya, he presided over the celebration of the Divine Liturgy which was attended by the workers of the Patriarchal Seminary, teachers and pupils of St. Clement Primary School as well as the selected candidates for the training.

The training is organized by the Orthodox Metropolis of Nairobi in conjunction with the Church of Finland. The sessions will be instructed by Andreas Narmala, a famous Iconographer from Finland. It is coodinated by Fr. Evangelos Thiani.

The participants in the program are selected from all three Dioceses of the Church of Kenya.

 

A talented young man

My parishioner Samuel, who is a local artist, today surprised me with a gift of a portrait. How talented is this young man. potraitHe will be among the young people to be taught how to write icons at our seminary this coming week by Antti Narmala from Finland with the blessings of His Eminence Archbishop Makarios Tillyrides Kenyas. You can click the photo to see the large image.

By: Rev.Fr. Evangelos Thiani.

 

 

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