Byzantine, Post-Byzantine, Contemporary Iconography/Hagiography (portable icons, murals, mosaics and miniatures-engravings)


Cyprus Association of Iconographers

School of Iconography of the Holy Bishopric of Tamasos and Orini

School of Iconography of the Holy Bishopric of Limassol

School of Iconography of the Holy Bishopric of Kiti

Cultural Academy — “Ayios Epifanios” Research Centre of the Holy Bishopric of Constantia and Famagusta

Cyprus Committee of Byzantine Studies

Byzantinist Society of Cyprus

Kallinikeio Municipal Museum of Athienou

Centre of Natural and Cultural Heritage


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Brief description:

The art of Iconography (portable icons, frescoes, mosaics and miniatures-engravings), an integral part of the devotional and ecclesiastical life of Orthodox Christians, draws its subjects from the Holy Bible and the Holy Tradition of the Church to depict the life and miracles of holy figures or, more broadly, religious scenes. As a theological art, Iconography serves the pastoral and doctrinal work of the Church and facilitates the catechism of the faithful. Iconographic works, regardless of their artistic value, size and beauty, are mainly found in churches, chapels, monasteries, etc. in the ecclesiastical decoration or architecture of monuments inextricably linked to the devotional life of the faithful.