BAI Review (Spring 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.

If you would like to join the BAI, please send an e-mail to the Membership Secretary at  To contact the Review editor, please e-mail:

As a guide for a prospective member of our Association, below is a summary of the contents for this issue (Spring 2022):


Cover                  Icon – Christ in Glory                                           Aidan Hart

Christ in glory - Aidan Hart

Christ in glory – Aidan Hart

 BAI Patrons, Officers and Information

 The Editor’s Message

 St Joseph                                                                                  Marina Carmel
Fr Seraphim of Sarov(2)                                                        Anastasia Parkhomchik
Christ’s Entry into Jerusalem                                            Derek Bird
Crucifixion                                                                               Katharine G Alys
Theotokos of the Burning Bush                                      Fr Robin Gibbons
 Entry into Jerusalem                                                         Anthony Yeung
Meditation: Icon of Mother of Perpetual Help         Sr Esther
The Cross                                                                                 Robert Gibbons
Kyrie Eleison                                                                             Heli Setälä
Orthodox Feast Days June, July & August 2022
Mary Magdelene                                                                 Manuela Guerreiro
Icons and Prayer (1)                                                          Sr Esther
Mary Magdelene                                                                     Kathryn Naylor
Prayer Painting                                                                      Irina Bradley
Crucifixion                                                                             Hannah Ward

The Mount Sinai Collection
BAI Accounts 2021
BAI Reports – Treasurer, Membership Secretary
Courses, List of Suppliers
Useful websites
How to send Articles for the Review
Membership of the BAI
Prayer of the Icon Painter

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

A Message from the Editor

Dear Friends,

In this Easter season may we experience the joy and energy of the Resurrection in our lives and work – all to the glory of God.

We warmly welcome a new Patron,  His Eminence Archbishop Nikitas  of Thyateira & Great Britain.

Our Honorary Patron, Aidan Hart’s new book, ‘Festal Icons’ with 320 colour plates is publish. See for details of icons, books and courses.Ann-Braithwaite

Icons of Holy Week and Easter from the BAI online Exhibition – together with some thoughts from the ‘writers’ are included in this issue. This may give inspiration for you to plan such a Holy Week icon ready for next year.

I was studying an online Art History course and was delighted when ‘we went to’ an iconographer’s studio in Siena, where we saw Marco Caratelli at work. His studio is very near the Cathedral.

An online Lent course included a talk by Sr Madgelen Lawler, entitled ‘Well of Living Water’. She reflected on an image of Jesus with the woman at the well. For more information ……­samaritan-woman/

I hope you find something of interest in the articles within this Review and that you may feel encouraged to contribute

Wishing you a blessed and creative Eastertide.

Ann (Braithwaite)                                   Editor of BAI Review (Volunteer)

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