BAI Review (Autumn 2022)

As a member of the BAI you will receive a quarterly Review.  Our Review is published for Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter and is usually at least 40 pages in length. It has interesting articles and useful information for both established iconographers and for those just starting out.  UK members will have a printed copy of the Review posted to them, while overseas members can opt to either have the printed Review posted  or an e-mailed version.
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 Cover Icon Our Saviour Made Without Hands

The Saviour Made Without Hands – Simon Ushakov (1658)

 BAI Patrons, Officers and Information
 The Editor’s Message

  Angela Grace ChapmanTrish Jones

  Ukrainian Icon of the Mother of God –
  Ukrainian Catholic Church in Great Britain

  Ukrainian Icons at the Museum of Biblical Art

  The Khanenko Museum, Kyiv

  Meditation The Saviour made without hands – Sr Esther

  The Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ

  Icon techniques short videos

  New Cathedral in 2021 Pope’s visit in 2022

  Orthodox Advent
  Prayers to the Theotokos

Courses, List of Suppliers
Useful websites,
How to send Articles for the Review
 Prayer of the Icon Painter


N.B. Opinions expressed in articles are personal and are not necessarily those of the BAI.


Message from the Editor

Ann Braithwaite

Dear Friends,

In this season of the Solemnity of Our Lord, leading up to Advent, I hope you will be interested in the articles on pages 17 and 25. A look at the Orthodox church and icons of Ukraine fascinated me.  Perhaps there will be something there to encourage you.

Recently we(the BAI) have accepted a large group of people from Hong Kong as new members a very warm welcome to you all. As students of Sr Esther, you will already know something about the aims of the BAI . I hope everyone will feel welcome as part of the ‘BAI family’, whether you have been a member for many years or for a few weeks. This Review is for you, so do feel free to send in any ideas, articles, photos.   The website has uptodate information about courses.

May I encourage you to use the Prayer of the Icon Writer  and to never forget:
the joy of spreading icons in the world

the joy of the work of icon writing/painting

the joy of giving the Christ and the Saints the possibility to
shine through the icon

the joy of being in union with Christ or the Saint whose face
you are writing/painting.

Wishing you a blessed and creative Advent.

Ann (Braithwaite)

Editor of BAI Review (Volunteer)

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