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Icons for Holy Tuesday | Parable of the Ten Virgins

On Holy Monday Christ’s teaching on the importance of genuine fruitfulness was emphasized. On Holy Tuesday, we are reminded of the importance of remaining watchful. This is illustrated in the Parable of the Ten Virgins (Matt 25:1-13).

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Icons for Holy Monday | Christ Cursing the Fig Tree

Palm Sunday heralds the end of Lent and the beginning of Holy Week: the final ascent towards Easter and the celebration of Christ’s glorious resurrection. After Sunday, the first three days of Holy Week remind us – through the liturgical … Continue reading

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Behold the Man | Christ the Bridegroom Icon

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The Icon of Extreme Humility

To know what humility is we must look to Christ; to know how we gain humility we again look to Christ. Specifically we can look to the Icon of Christ called “the Bridegroom”. This Icon shows the crucified Jesus Christ, in the tomb, usually bearing the marks of His murder, and often shown bound and wearing a crown of thorns. This icon is also called “Extreme Humility”, with “extreme” meaning “pre-eminent” or “ultimate”. So what is “ultimate humility” according to this icon? Continue reading

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