Tag Archives: St. Matthew

Pentecost Icon as an Icon of the Church

The Icon for the feast of Pentecost is also called the Descent of the Holy Spirit, as it is a depiction of the event described in the Book of Acts (Acts 2:1-4) when the Holy Spirit descended as tongues of … Continue reading

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Icon of Christ the True Vine

The Icon of Christ the True Vine is an image of Scripture, specifically: “I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit He takes away; and every branch that … Continue reading

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The Tetramorph in Christian Art

Usually on Gospel Books, though sometimes in the architecture of church buildings, the appearance of such fantastical creatures might seem bewildering to those who are new to the Christian Faith. Yet these angel-winged creatures – collectively called the Tetramorph – are found in the Old and New Testaments of the Bible, and their symbolism explains their presence on the binding of Gospel Books. Continue reading

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