Tag Archives: The Apostles

Entry into Jerusalem | The Palm Sunday Icon

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The Last Judgment | Spur to Repentance

And He is coming again with glory to judge the living and the dead; His kingdom will have no end. I look for the resurrection of the dead. And the life of the age to come. Amen – The Symbol … Continue reading

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Icons of Saints: Martyrs

The world offers to Thee, O Lord, as the Father of creation, The God-bearing Martyrs as the first-fruits of nature. By their prayers through the Mother of God, Keep Thy Church in deep peace, O Most Merciful One. (Kontakion to … 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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Earliest Icons of Peter and Paul

These Icons lend greater credence to the belief that the Icons we have of the Holy Apostles are indeed based upon their actual earthly appearance, as well as being stylized, symbolic representations. Continue reading

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How to Recognize the Holy Apostles in Icons

This guide is just a brief description of how the Holy Apostles are depicted in Icons, so that they can be more easily recognized when encountered in churches, monasteries, or wherever else an icon found. Continue reading

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The Dormition | Icon of Hope

Just as we look to Mary’s life for an example, we look to her bodily death – in this Icon – for hope as to where such an example leads us. The hope is in the bodily Resurrection and the life of the age to come. Both are shown in the Icon: the bodily assumption of Mary into Heaven, as well as the commendation of her soul into the hands of Jesus Christ. Continue reading

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