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By Katherine Burgess
The Wichita Eagle 

Greek iconographer shares religious art knowledge in Kansas


WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Theodoros Papadopoulos has painted images of Christ, the Virgin Mary and angels that cover the walls and ceilings of churches.

Those images are not decorations, he said. Rather, they are a way of "meeting with the divine."

"The icon has as its purpose to transport us into the realm of the spiritual experience, to go beyond the material world," Papadopoulos, a professional iconographer from Greece, told The Wichita Eagle ( ).

But rather than working on icons for a church in Greece, Papadopoulos was recently in Kansas, sharing his knowledge through...

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