Daily Archives: January 6, 2011

Russian Nativity Icon – the fuller story

As the “old calendar” feast of the Nativity is upon us (January 7), here is an Icon of the Nativity (Рождество Христово) from the city of Nizhny Novgorod, and dating from the second half of the 17th century. The icon tells a fuller … Continue reading

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Baptism of Christ | The Theophany Icon

From the first century of the Christian Church, there has always been “The Festival of Lights”. In the depth of Midwinter, this feast celebrated the advent of the Son of God’s coming into the world as Jesus Christ, and His … Continue reading

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