Ikon | Judas | Greenbelt 2003

A service identifying us all with Judas as betrayers of Christ. For a fuller account of an earlier version, including meditations and readings also used at Greenbelt, see the 'previous ikons' section of Ikon's website.

The table is laid with a bowl of wine and two trays of lit candles. In a gesture that echoes that of Pilate...

...we wash our hands in the wine to symbolise Christ's blood staining our hands...

...and blow out a candle as a symbol of extinguishing the light of Christ.

At the end we receive a badge to label ourselves as Judas. The words around the edge are Ikon's strapline: iconic apocalyptic heretical emerging failing

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