Monthly Archives: May 2011

What does this hand gesture mean in Icons?

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 hand in icons, as shown … Continue reading

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Zhirovits Stone Icon of the Mother of God

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The meaning of objects held by Saints in Icons

Iconography can be an extremely concise way of communicating the Faith. Therefore, what the Saints hold in their hands in portrait icons help in identifying them and in telling us about their lives. I hope to show that what is … Continue reading

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Христос васкрсе! Serbian Resurrection Icon

21st century Resurrection Icon, Serbian, by the hand of Jasna Nikolic. Inscription reads: Христос васкрсе из мртвих, смрћу смрт уништи. и онима који су у гробовима. живот дарова! i.e. the Paschal Troparian in Serbian (see the link for translation and transliteration … Continue reading

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