Centre for Theology and Ministry

Angel of the Tram / and other icons

The Uniting Church Icon School is currently exhibiting at Pilgrim Theological College and The Centre for Theology and Ministry, Parkville, Melbourne. Among the icons is one, “Angel of the Tram,” by Alex Safran. Written this year, its descriptor says: “Image of a homeless man based on traditional Byzantine images of John the Baptist (who also slept rough).”

Photos below by Catherine Schieve and Stephen Burns.

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Welcome! Walk in Beauty

The feet of Christ
The feet of the Buddha
Our feet
Walk in Beauty


"Walk in Beauty" is a phrase borrowed from the spirituality of the first peoples of the Americas.

1) Icon (detail) "Christ Pantocrator" by Peter Blackwood, on display at the Centre for Theology and Ministry, Parkville, VIC Australia.

2) Buddha statue (detail) at the reliquary of the Stupa of Universal Compassion, Bendigo Australia.

3) Rainbow-lit sidewalk in central Melbourne, Australia.

- all photos by Catherine Schieve / 2018