On Saint George, Parau village was the host of a peculiar event. It was for the first time that the local church hosted an icons exhibition, as a way to establish a contact with God within a sacred place and through this marvellous art of icons on glass.
Spirit mirrored in Icons
The event was organized by Brasov County Council, the County Centre for Conservation and Promotion of Traditional Culture Brasov and Saint George Church of Parau, under the name ?Easter at Parau?. The exhibition varnishing already became a tradition takes place every year on April 23, when the church celebrates its patron Saint George.
The event is an opportunity to admire the essence of the Christian spirit mirrored in glass icons whose thematic reconstruct key moments in the Passion Week
The popular exhibition brings together artefacts created according traditional techniques, recording the art of the famous icon makers of the family of priest Smadu of Victoria. But even the icons made by the children of Brasov and Zarnesti and coordinated by their teachers reflect the purity and authenticity of the Transylvanian village. The children are very attached to the icons they create and invite at Parau all those whishing to initiate themselves in the icons on glass's art.
Photo: TEREZIA SIMON