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Praying with Icons at St.Laurence

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Stroud Parish Church - St Laurence

52 High Street

Stroud

GL5 1JL

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During "Praying with Icons" in St.Laurence, Dr Andrew Paterson will be introducing us to the visual language of icons and sharing with us ideas on using them as aids to contemplative prayer. The day will include slide-talks, discussion and plenty of opportunities for practising this approach to prayer.

Andrew is an artist and art historian with a particular interest in the connections between painting and prayer or meditation. He has been studying the icon tradition in depth for the last ten years, and in 2017 he was awarded a doctorate by the University of Edinburgh for his thesis on sacred portraiture in late antiquity and the origins of the Christian icon. He has studied the traditional technique of icon-painting in egg tempera under the guidance of two iconographers, Sister Petra Clare and Paul Martin, and exhibited a selection of his work at Southwark Cathedral during Lent 2019.





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