Seraphim Danckaert is Director of Mission Advancement at St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary. He holds an M.Div. from Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology and is a Ph.D. candidate in theology at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City has an impressive collection of Byzantine iconography, and an equally impressive history of developing world-class exhibits on the history and meaning of Orthodox sacred arts and material culture.
Helen C. Evans, who is Mary and Michael Jaharis Curator of Byzantine Art at the Museum, has been the creative and scholarly force behind these exhibits and publications for many years. In the short video embedded below, titled “How Does an Icon Work? Helen Evans on Four Byzantine Icons,” she provides a useful introduction to the practice and significance of Orthodox iconography.
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