Daily Archives: January 29, 2011

Icon of the Three Holy Hierarchs

The Icon of the Three Holy Hierarchs shows a meeting together – a synaxis¬†– of three of the greatest theologians in the Church’s history: Ss Basil the Great, John Chyrstostom, and Gregory the Theologian. Such “meeting” or “synaxis” icons are … Continue reading

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The Mandorla in Icons – Revealing Mystery

An ancient symbol, the mandorla is the most concise way to express Christ’s majesty, glory and divinity in holy icons. It is found surrounding Jesus Christ in icons of His Resurrection, Transfiguration, Ascension, the Dormition, and of Christ in Glory. … Continue reading

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