Adult Christian Education Webinar to Feature Two Presentations on Icons

The Christian Education Ministry of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco is pleased to offer a free Adult Christian Education webinar on Monday, January 29 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. (Pacific). This Zoom event, for Church school teachers, youth workers and parish leadership, will feature two informative presentations:

· Rev. Father Tom Tsagalakis will speak on “The Icon: A Door into the Sacred”

· Dr. Paraskevè (Eve) Tibbs will speak on: “What Icons Teach Us”

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About Our Presenters

Rev. Father Tom Tsagalakis

Father Tom serves as the priest of Holy Apostles Greek Orthodox Church in Shoreline, WA for the past 20 years. He learned to write icons from Kosta Tsiltsividis, a master iconographer/artist while he was in Thessaloniki, Greece in 1987 – 1988. Father Tom has written icons for the past thirty years and his last project was writing the icons for Holy Apostles Greek Orthodox church in Shoreline. He loves iconography and their importance in our church. Iconography is a sacred art depicting reality, inviting us into the present moment with Christ. In describing iconography, Father Tom shared, “This art calls humans back to their roots to be a living, loving, Holy icon. Just as pictures of our loved ones in our wallets or homes remind us of family or friends gone from this earth, the icons are a reminder of the sacred people and events representing a world regenerated by divine Grace.”

Dr. Paraskevè (Eve) Tibbs

Dr. Eve (Paraskevè) Tibbs holds a PhD in Systematic Theology with a minor in Church History from Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, CA, where she has also served as Affiliate Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology since 2005. Her recent book, A Basic Guide to Eastern Orthodox Theology: Introducing Beliefs and Practices, with Foreword by His All-Holiness Patriarch Bartholomew, was released by Baker Academic Publishing in July 2021. Eve served six years as Chair of the Eastern Orthodox Studies Group of the American Academy of Religion and currently serves as the Ministry Lead for Christian Education and on the Metropolis Council of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco. Eve serves as the Choir Director, Chanter, Bible Study leader, and Chair of the Church School Board at Saint Paul’s Greek Orthodox Church, Irvine, CA.

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