Monthly Archives: April 2011

The Assurance of Thomas | Believing not Doubting

The first Sunday after Easter commemorates the Apostle Thomas’ doubting, then assurance, of Christ’s Resurrection.

Posted in Icons of Christ, Icons of the Incarnation, Resurrection Icons, The Saints | Tagged , , , , , | 15 Comments

Theotokos of the Life-Giving Spring

On Bright Friday, the first Friday after Easter, the Life-Giving Spring is celebrated. The Life-Giving Spring is all at once a title given to the Mother of God, an actual miracle-working spring near Constantinople, and an Icon of the same … Continue reading

Posted in History, Special Icons, The Theotokos | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Theotokos of the Life-Giving Spring

Christ is Risen! Χριστός ἀνέστη! Христос воскрес!

About the Resurrection Icon>>

Posted in Icons of Christ, Resurrection Icons | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Behold the Man | Christ the Bridegroom Icon

Posted in Icons of Christ, Icons of the Incarnation | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Entry into Jerusalem | The Palm Sunday Icon

Posted in Icons of Christ, Icons of the Incarnation | Tagged , , , , , , | 7 Comments

The Vita Icon of St Mary of Egypt

The Fifth Sunday of Great Lent commemorates the life of St Mary of Egypt, a well-known ascetic Saint who lived in the late 5th/early 6th century. Below is a brief biography of the Saint, with scenes from her “Vita Icon”. … Continue reading

Posted in The Saints, The Theotokos | Tagged , , , , | 14 Comments

About the Chernobyl Saviour Icon

The Chernobyl Saviour Icon was recently transferred from the Ukraine to Japan, so that it may rest in an Orthodox church there. The act was done out of the Ukrainians’ solidarity with their Orthodox brethren in Japan in light of … Continue reading

Posted in Icons of Christ, News, Special Icons | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments

The Ladder of Divine Ascent Icon

Jesus Christ’s teaching is overwhelming in its simplicity. Rather than give us burdens, He tells us to take up only one thing: our cross. Instead of demanding many sacrifices, He desires from us only one thing: our lives. “For whoever … Continue reading

Posted in Didactic Icons | Tagged , , , , , , | 3 Comments