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Orthodox Icons

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The right hand in Icons is raised to give a blessing.  Symbolically, the fingers spell out “IC XC”, a widely used four letter abbreviation of the Greek for Jesus (IHCOYC) Christ (XPICTOC). Notice the similarities with Buddhist Iconography...

This is an extract from a longer post about the Icon of Christ, but deserves a separate entry. It explains the meaning behind the way Christ and the Saints are sometimes shown holding their right h…

Synaxis Study Group: The Face of Christ Through the Ages (20 Icons/ 2,000 Years)

4th C. Catacomb of Commodilla 6th C. Sinai 6th C. Sinai 6th C. Ravenna 11th C. Daphne Hagia Sophia, Constantinople 8th C. Ireland 11th-13th C. Cappadocia 12th C. Cyprus 14th C. Monastery of the Chora 12th C. Kurbinovo 13th C. Panselinos, Mt. Athos Sopocani 13th C. Χιλανδαρίου, Chilander, Хиландар Mt. Athos 15th C. Novgorod 16th C. El Greco 20th C. Fotis Kontoglou 20th C. Christ described by Elder Paisios 20th C. Fr. Stamatis Skliris

Can Lawyers Become Saints? Examples of Lawyers Glorified by the Orthodox Church - The Catalog of Good Deeds

Can Lawyers Become Saints? Examples of Lawyers Glorified by the Orthodox Church. Find out about it in our monastery blog. We have been writing about Christianity, church history, the lives of the great ascetics, etc.

As if Through a Child's Inner Eye: The Contemporary Icons of Maxim Sheshukov – Orthodox Arts Journal

The distinctively fresh and masterful work of Maxim Sheshukov, a contemporary iconographer working in Sviyazhsk (Kazan region of Russia), is another example of the best synthesis of creative interp…

Theotokos of the Sign (Znamenie)

This is the icon most likely to confront any visitor to an Orthodox church or cathedral, as it is usually present in the upper part of the altar, the focal point of any church. It is also one of th…

The icon painting workshop by Sergey and Olga Cherniy. #orthodox #icons #frescos #iconpainting #sergeycherniy #olgacherniy #workshop

The icon painting workshop by Sergey and Olga Cherniy. #orthodox #icons #frescos #iconpainting #sergeycherniy #olgacherniy #workshop