Creating Windows To Heaven

Tags: Currents Arts, Entertainment, Faith, Spirituality

They’re called icons – artistic portrayals of Jesus or other holy figures that are meant to draw the viewer into deeper prayer. It’s an ancient tradition dating all the way back to the early days of Christianity. Correspondent Katie Breidenbach meets with Ayman Fayez, an iconographer who is keeping this tradition alive. He is visiting from Egypt, his twin brother is Fr. Francis Fayez, pastor of Resurrection Coptic Church in Park Slope.