Bible Art

Precious memories and benefits from archaeological expeditions in the Holy Land

In May 27, 2024, we gathered in the “Byzantine cabinet” at the Academy around memories from archaeological expeditions in the Holy Land, started 30 years ago. It was in 1944 when staff and students of the Academy were invited to join unique archaeological expeditions first in Emmaus / Latroun followed by digs in Geshur. Expeditions […]

Icon exhibitions in Riga and Skulte

Society “Latvian Iconographers” gathers graduates from European Christian Academy, its core are twelve most gifted young artists. They have opened exibition in Skulte ev. lutheran Church in outskirts of Riga presenting diversity, harmony and beauty of Iconographic ornaments. Authors – Agnese Vasiļevska – also our teacher at the Academy, Evija Rudzīte – very talented and […]

New books on Iconography

By the initiative of the Publish house “Neputns” two books have come out on Iconography, its history and meaning: “History of the Icon painting: 6th – 20th centuries)” and “Icon: from the Ancciet Rus to Latvia”. These are really unique publications, the first in Latvian language in academic setting. The world of icons is like vast universe attracting special; attention by those who know the art and researchers as being spiritually profound and rich in history. Staff of the Academy also took part in preparation of the publication: Juris Jefuni, Evija Rudzīte and Guntis Dišlers.

Icon exhibition in Easter

During easter time, 2023, (April – May) an Icon exhibition was open for visitors at European Christian Academy. Icons were painted by both students and staff, visitors could oberve the icon painting (“writing”) process, take part in workshops lead by icon painter Olesya Aboliņa.

Calligraphy for incoming ERASMUS+ students

Beginning form March 17, 2023, students from abroad will attend academic masterclass in Iconography and Calligraphy (within the “Bible ARt” study program). The masterclass wil be run by DrHC George v. Durtanossky (Germany). Students will attend professional workshops, visit Department of Ancient Manusripts and Rarities at Latvian National Library, where they will do practical part of the masterclass. The course will last 3 months.