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Icon - Bridge between the Religions – Window to the Heavens – Guide and Path to Unity.

Realisation of God’s timeless presence, His mercy and His love. His truth and His beauty –archetype, likeness, image, example to us.

The icon calls upon us to pray for reunification of mankind through faith. 

When, in Germany, one speaks of ecumenicalism, one usually thinks of the reformation, the separation of the Protestant from the Roman Catholic Church in the sixteenth century.  However, what was more crucial worldwide and for Christ’s church as a whole was actually the breakup of the one Catholic Church into the Orthodox and the Roman Catholic Churches.  The Alexander Saweljew Icon Centre wants to remind people of this separation and exhorts them not to forget the word of God, that is to say, Jesus Christ. 

"That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.” (John 17,21)

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Mother of God Icons

Christus Icons


Celebration Icons


Prophets in the
Old Testament

The Progenitors


Saints and Angels