- What does this hand gesture mean in Icons?
- Why does the Orthodox Cross have three bars?
- The Dormition | Icon of Hope
- Icons of the Mother of God
- The snakes that venerate icons
- The meaning of objects held by Saints in Icons
- Transfiguration Icon | The Event and the Process
- Jesus Christ | The Icon of God
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Tag Archives: Christ the Bridegroom
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).
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 →
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 →