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What do Icons Mean?

What do Icons Mean? The very meaning of the icon has as its foundation the incarnation of Our Lord Jesus Christ. “And the word was made flesh and dwelt among us” (John 1:14). Christ is “the icon of the invisible God” (Col.1:15), and the transfiguration on the mount offers support of this (Matt. 17:1-13). It [...]

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Icon of the Mother of God “the Surety of Sinners”

Icon of the Mother of God "the Surety of Sinners"  Commemorated on March 7 (also commemorated on May 29) The Icon of the Mother of God “Surety of Sinners” is known by this name because of the inscription on the icon: “I am the Surety of sinners for My Son Who has entrusted Me to [...]

By | August 8th, 2011|Belief & History, Liturgical, Sacred Art, Saints, tHEOTOKOS|Comments Off on Icon of the Mother of God “the Surety of Sinners”

LITURGICAL TERMS AND THEIR DEFINITIONS

LITURGICAL TERMS   AND THEIR DEFINITIONS  1. ADVENT  -It is of Latin origin, meaning `coming or `arrival, and is used in reference to the coming of Christ at the time of and preparation for His Nativity.  2. AER - -The largest of the three veils used to cover the diskarion and Chalice.  3. AKATHISTOS -A [...]

By | July 18th, 2011|Belief & History, Christian Education, Liturgical, Sacred Art|Comments Off on LITURGICAL TERMS AND THEIR DEFINITIONS

الأيقونة الأرثوذكسية

الأيقونة الأرثوذكسية الأرشمندريت بندلايمون فرح  منذ الصغر ترافقنا الأيقونات في كل جهة من الكنيسة، وخاصةً على الأيقونستاس. وكنائسنا هي نوع من الاحتفال، بالشكل واللون، لحضور الله في كنيسته. كما أن للأيقونة مكانتها وتوقيرها في البيت المؤمن، إذ توضع عادةً في إحدى الزوايا، فيتوجّه الجميع إليها بالصلاة. ولكي نفهم معنى استخدام الأيقونة في كنيستنا الأرثوذكسية، لا [...]

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Dictionary of Church Terms AR

Dictionary of Church Terms AR Please allow sometime for download

By | July 6th, 2011|Liturgical, Sacred Art|Comments Off on Dictionary of Church Terms AR

On the Differences of Western Religious Art and Orthodox Iconography

On the Differences of Western Religious Art and Orthodox Iconography

By | July 5th, 2011|Christian Education, Liturgical, Sacred Art|Comments Off on On the Differences of Western Religious Art and Orthodox Iconography

The Place of Holy Relics in the Orthodox Church

The Place of Holy Relics in the Orthodox Church by St. Justin Popovich Without doubt, matter is represented in the human body in a manner which is most puzzling, most mysterious, and most complex. The brain: What wondrous mysteries pass between its physical and spiritual parts! How vast is the experience of the human race. In [...]

By | June 29th, 2011|Christian Education, Liturgical, Prayers and Practice, Sacred Art|Comments Off on The Place of Holy Relics in the Orthodox Church

FRESCO HISTORY AND TECHNIQUE

THE SACRED ART JOURNAL VOLUME 13 NUMBER 3 SEPTEMBER 1992 A Publication of the St. John of Damascus Association of Orthodox Iconographers, Iconologists, and Architects FRESCO HISTORY AND TECHNIQUE Part 1 by Richard and Deborah Zuccarini Page103-112 Flgtze 1. Fresco painting and color grinding. From a Florentine print, c. 1465. MY FIRST INTRODUCTION to the [...]

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FRESCO HISTORY AND TECHNIQUE Part 2

THE SACRED ART JOURNAL A Publication of the St. John of Damascus Association of Orthodox Iconographers, Iconologists, and Architects FRESCO HISTORY AND TECHNIQUE Part 2 by Richard and Deborah Zuccarini Church of Kurbinovo, Yugoslavia. Although painting in fresco continued to be part of the basic training of artists; Francisco Goyo (1746-18288), for instance, painted in [...]

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Holy Icons: Theology in Color

Sacred Art Journal Volume 15 Number 1; Spring 1994 - Page 5 - 12 Holy Icons: Theology in Color by Dennis Bell President, St. John of Damascus Association Holy icons cannot be isolated from the rest of liturgical tradition and studied in terms of simple aesthetics. They must remain in the context of liturgy, theology, [...]

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