Tag Archives: The Cross

The August 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 feast … Continue reading

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The May 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 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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Hades is bound; the Prophets rejoice!

No longer will the dominion of death be able to keep men captive For Christ descended, demolishing and destroying the powers thereof. Hades is bound; the Prophets rejoice with one voice, saying: A Saviour has come for them that have … Continue reading

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The meaning of objects held by Saints in Icons

Iconography can be an extremely concise way of communicating the Faith. Therefore, what the Saints hold in their hands in portrait icons help in identifying them and in telling us about their lives. I hope to show that what is … Continue reading

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Christ is Risen! Χριστός ἀνέστη! Христос воскрес!

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