Our Summer Event was a wonderful celebration of talks, discussions, good company and fine weather as friends from the Orthodox tradition shared their wisdom on the history and meaning of icons.
Guest speaker Fr Anastasios Salapatas gave a fascinating history of the icon particularly from the Greek Orthodox tradition.
Fr Stephen Platt from the Russian Orthodox tradition spoke in depth about the significance of the Samaritan Woman at the Well - the story depicted in the Retreat Association icon.
Patron Rev Graham Sparkes facilitated a Q & A session with both speakers giving their insights on the general theme of icons.
There was also time for conversation, sharing wisdom and enjoying the wonderful grounds of the Royal Foundation of St Katharine for guests and contributors alike.
The day concluded with Orthodox worship in the beautiful chapel of the Royal Foundation.
Our grateful thanks go to our speakers, patrons, trustees, members, our hosts and all those who attended and made this such a special day!
The Retreat Association for the UK