The fundamental nature, history, aesthetics and symbolism of the icon have a pivotal place for the understanding of the Orthodox faith, but also of the national cultures of the countries of the “Byzantine Commonwealth”.
The TV series “The Icon” was filmed in a high production standard, modelled after similar series on the global level, with a somewhat more artistic, “warmer” approach, suitable to the topic. A series of seven half-hour episodes is a modest contribution to the renewal of Orthodox iconodulism, an encounter with the beauty and the theological depth of the holy images of the Orthodox Church. It was shot in city streets and at TV studios, iconographic ateliers, in churches, monasteries and museums in Serbia, Montenegro, Macedonia and on Mt. Athos, while the Series makes use of the exclusive footage from the archives of St. Catherine Monastery in Sinai, and from Tretyakovskaya Gallery in Moscow.




Based on the book of Bishop JOVAN PURIĆ

THE ICON OF CHRIST - Human Face of God


Produced by

OSTROG Monastery

&

ACADEMY OF THE SERBIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH FOR FINE ARTS AND CONSERVATION


Screenplay and Direction

Deacon NENAD ILIĆ


Director of Photography

DRAGAN RAKIĆEVIĆ – CILE


Editing

VLADIMIR PETROVIĆ


Composer

ALEKSANDAR KOSTIĆ


Narrator

PETER CHAFFEY


Caption and Special Effects

ZORAN ČULIĆ
IVAN TANASKOVIĆ

Digital Iconography

Deacon MILORAN MILOSAVLJEVIĆ


Sound Editing

SLOBODAN MIHAJLOVIĆ


Sound Mix

ALEKSANDAR RANĐELOVIĆ




Based on the book of

Bishop JOVAN PURIĆ

THE ICON OF CHRIST

Human Face of God

Screenplay and Direction

Deacon NENAD ILIĆ

1. HOLY IMAGES
2. CANONS AND FREEDOM
3. IMAGE OF GOD?
4. STRUGGLE FOR THE ICONS
5. FORMS OF ICON
6. POWER OF THE NAME
7. TEACHING AND EXALTATION