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The Eikonikon Foundation aims to connect people with an interest in icons and icon painting. Eikonikon has provided information about icons in a Magazine with the same name since 1987. At the moment the editorial board consists of Hans Dornseiffen (theologian, pastor), Père Antoine Lambrechts (Chevetogne), Nelia Langeveld (icon painter, health professional) and Inge Wierda (art historian, editor-in-chief). Our translator of Dutch-English articles is Lorraine Weber.

In 1991 Eikonikon published the handbook The Lexikon Eikonikon. It is written by Father Robert de Caluwé and is widely used. It contains invaluable iconographical information for all interested in icons.

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Eikonikon also organised a number of icon exhibitions and Eikonikon-days with workshops and lecture series. For a list, click here.

Past issues of Eikonikon can be found in our Archive.
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The saga of St. Brendan

Six years ago, Peter van den Hoven wrote the following article about Saint Brendan, an adventurous and seafaring Irish monk well known in the Middle Ages but lesser known today. This is followed by a recent article by Henry Drost from the Dutch newspaper, the Harlinger Courant. The stories are …

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Taizé icon of Mercy

Throughout the year 2015, our Community at Taizé is celebrating the 75th anniversary of its foundation, and invites people to remember its founder, Brother Roger, 100 years after his birth and ten years since his passing to the life of eternity. The theme especially proposed for reflection this year is …

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The Miracle of Birth

Every human life has a beginning, as each life reaches an end; a matter of biology but at the same time, a great miracle. The exhibition of Russian and Greek icons associated with the birth of new life, Miracle of Birth, added to this year’s Christmas holiday celebrations and was seen at …

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The Eikonikon Lexicon

As a service to its readership, the Eikonikon website provides a comprehensive lexicon, currently only available in the Dutch language. You can find the link under the heading ‘general’ on the Eikonikon homepage. The Eikonikon Lexicon was written and illustrated by Robert de Caluwé, an orthodox priest and icon painter …

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The Icon of the Embrace of the Apostles Peter and Paul

The Icon of the Embrace of the Apostles Peter and Paul

Have you ever asked yourself why the feast days of St Peter and St Paul are celebrated on the same day, June 29th, and why, in the 15th century, so many icons of these two apostles were painted? In the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, England hangs an icon called The …

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Geert Hüsstege; 25 years an iconographer

As a child, Geert Hüsstege liked to paint portraits and landscapes. Twenty-five years ago, at the invitation of an Orthodox priest named Father Chrysostomos, Hüsstege learned to paint icons at the Abbey de Postel, a Norbertine monastery in Flanders. Later, Hüsstege paid a visit to Father Chrysostomos in Vienna, where …

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Frescos in Old Churches in Crete (a travelogue)

Frescos in Old Churches in Crete (a travelogue)

On the island of Crete – besides being a very fine holiday destination – there is much to see as regards icons and frescoes. You could say that it is a ‘mecca’ for icon painters.  Particularly in the western part of Crete, you can find many small churches and chapels …

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Bulgarian icons. Two exceptional icons of St Nicholas

Bulgarian icons. Two exceptional icons of St Nicholas

In the month of December, with the moon shining through the leafless trees on the evening of December 5th, we began the night of the Feast of Saint Nicholas. There is actually very little known about this saint who is revered in many countries. He was probably born in Patras …

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Stamped and Sealed. The two Johns

The Bible tells of two personages that carry the name John. The first John is referred to as John the Baptist in the Western tradition and John the Forerunner in the Eastern Orthodox Church. To distinguish John from his namesake, John the Baptist, the former, a disciple of Jesus, is …

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