A new page has been added which brings together posts on this blog which relate to icons of the Twelve Great Feasts of the Orthodox Church (see link below), as well as Easter: the “Feast of Feasts”.
The icon shown here depicts the Resurrection of Christ, with the Twelve Great Feasts in the border. Starting top left and going clockwise, the feasts shown are: The Nativity of the Theotokos; The Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple; The Annunciation; Christmas; Theophany; The Transfiguration; Exaltation of the Cross; The Dormition; The Holy Trinity (instead of Pentecost*); The Ascension; Palm Sunday; Presentation of Christ in the Temple.
*In the Orthodox Church, Pentecost is also known as Trinity Sunday. Most Russian icons of this sort will substitute an image of the Holy Trinity (or the “Hospitality of Abraham”) for an image of Pentecost.