Tag Archives: Crucifixion

The Inscriptions of the Orthodox Cross (Slavonic)

The Third Sunday, and mid-point, of Lent celebrates the Holy Cross. In Orthodoxy the cross has always been a symbol of great victory and power, as it was through the Christ’s voluntary sacrifice on the cross that death was overcome … Continue reading

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Kupyatich Cross Icon of the Theotokos

Today (Nov 15th according to the old Church calendar), the Russian Church celebrates the Kupyatich Icon of the Mother of God (Купятицкая икона Божией Матери).

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Behold the Man | Christ the Bridegroom Icon

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The Crucifixion | Giving Meaning to the Cross

For the Jews request a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom; but we preach Christ crucified — to the Jews a stumbling-block and to the Greeks foolishness, but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks — Christ, … Continue reading

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