Tag Archives: Great Feast

Presentation of Christ | Temple and Church

The LORD said to Moses, “Consecrate to me all the first-born; whatever is the first to open the womb among the people of Israel, both of man and of beast, is mine.” (Book of Exodus, Chapter 15) According to the … Continue reading

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Who’s in the Transfiguration Icon?

“There were eight on the mountain, but only six were visible.” – St Gregory Palamas, Homily on the Transfiguration Following on from a previous post on the Icon of the Transfiguration, there is more to discover in the icon by … Continue reading

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Icons of the Great Feasts | New Page

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 … Continue reading

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Ascension Icon | Why stand ye gazing up into heaven?

Forty days after Christ’s resurrection, He was taken up into the Heavens before the disciples, and so forty days after Easter, is the Feast of the Ascension. The icon for this feast shows the events as described in the Book … Continue reading

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Lenten Icons

For Lent, the period of fasting and preparation before Easter, I have collected together the articles I have written so far on icons related to this period. Icons for Lent 2012 is now a link at the top of this … Continue reading

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The February Menaion Icon

The word Menaion (Gr: Μηναίον; Slavonic: Минея) comes from the Greek word meaning “of the month”. It is used to describe a way of grouping together liturgical texts, prayers and stories based on the order of Saints’ days and other … Continue reading

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The December Menaion Icon

The word Menaion (Gr: Μηναίον; Slavonic: Минея) comes from the Greek word meaning “of the month”. It is used to describe a way of grouping together liturgical texts, prayers and stories based on the order of Saints’ days and other … Continue reading

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