Our journey in Greece was an attempt to follow the way Paul took to spread the gospel. This was probably the second journey of Paul. On our way we visited an icon workshop, where a priest and his students were busy painting icons. We watched them respectfully in silence.
This is the icon I bought in the workshop where icons are painted with patience and care. We could watch the monks who were busy. We were asked to be as silent as possible.
At the back of this icon there is a seal to guarantee that the icon is genuine.
Icons may also be cast in metal, carved in stone, embroidered on cloth, painted on wood, done in mosaic
or fresco work, printed on paper or metal, etc. Icons are often
illuminated with a candle or jar of oil with a wick. (Beeswax for
candles and olive oil for oil lamps are preferred because they burn very
cleanly, although other materials are sometimes used.) The illumination
of religious images with lamps or candles is an ancient practice
ABC on Wednesday has arrived at the letter I . Thank you Denise Nesbitt and ABCW Team.