St. Willibrord Priory

An Old-Catholic Community 

The Sacred Iconography of St. Willibrord Oratory

The iconography was inspired by the ancient Italo-Byzantine style, and especially from the ancient Imperial Basilica di San Vitale, the Cathedral of the Emperor Justinian in Ravenna, Italy.  All of the iconography is original sacred art by Master Ivan Astapchenia, an Orthodox Belarus artist who was commissioned by St. Willibrord Priory.

The icons of St. Benedict and St. Willibrord, spiritual fathers of the Order of St. Willibrord, on the east wall of the Oratory sanctuary. 

(Left) The Altar of Preparation, depicting the Crucifixion; and (Right) The Altar of Eucharistic Repose, depicting the Resurrection.