Skip to main content
You are the owner of this article.
You have permission to edit this article.
Edit
Officials at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Winston-Salem talk about their iconography project
top story

Officials at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Winston-Salem talk about their iconography project

{{featured_button_text}}

Stephen Karagiorgis discusses an update to the iconography at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church by iconographer Aristidis Kovaci.

Officials at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Winston-Salem talked this past week about the church’s iconography project.

Father George Kouzelis, the church’s parish priest, said the iconography will beautify “an already beautiful church.”

Support Local Journalism

Your subscription makes our reporting possible.
{{featured_button_text}}

The icons painted by iconographer Aristidis Kovaci represent windows to heaven, Kouzelis said. They are scenes from the Bible, the early history of the Greek Orthodox Church and God’s interaction with his people, Kouzelis said.

“We venerate the icons,” Kouzelis said. “We express our utmost appreciation and thankfulness to the saints. The iconography is the most holiest place in our sanctuary.”

The history of iconography dates back to the early years of the Christian faith, the Winston-Salem Journal reported in April 2005. Iconography flourished after the Roman emperor Constantine the Great made Christianity legal in the fourth century. Iconography was a way to biblical scripture to early church members, many of whom were illiterate.

The project took place during the church’s Holy Week and coincided with its observance of Easter on Sunday, May 2, committee chair Stacy Karagiorgis said.

John Hinton

Get local news delivered to your inbox!

* I understand and agree that registration on or use of this site constitutes agreement to its user agreement and privacy policy.

Related to this story

Most Popular

Tevin LaMar Bonner was only in Winston-Salem to install alarm systems but his encounter with two teenage boys one June night resulted in him getting shot and left for dead. On Wednesday, the two boys, now 16 and 15, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and got prison time.

Anonymous letter writer sends hundreds of unsigned notes complaining about a neighbor's chickens in Davie County. But the letter had an unintended consequence as others neighbors have rallied to support the owners of the henhouse.

Recommended for you

Get up-to-the-minute news sent straight to your device.

Topics

Breaking News