Tag Archives: The Cross

Behold the Man | Christ the Bridegroom Icon

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The Holy Family in Orthodox Icons

For many people who have heard of the term, “Holy Family” is a name given to the Infant Jesus Christ, the Virgin Mary, and Joseph. Images of the three members together in a loving embrace, like a family portrait, do … Continue reading

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St Gregory Palamas on Holy Icons

On the second Sunday of Lent, the great theologian and ascetic of the Church, St Gregory of Palamas is remembered. To honour this, I post some words of his on the Holy Icons, taken from his work: The New Testament … Continue reading

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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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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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Russian Medieval Descent into Hell Icon

This Icon of the Resurrection comes from the Moscow school of Russia in the 14th century. This time and place saw a flourishing of hesychasm – the Orthodox tradition of silence, prayer, and asceticism arising from the monks and nuns … Continue reading

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The Resurrection | Icon of Victory

And if Christ is not risen, then our preaching is empty and your faith is also empty. – St Paul the Apostle At the centre of the Christian faith is Jesus Christ and His Resurrection from the dead. As such, … Continue reading

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