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 |2020-07-03T10:05:57-07:00August 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 [...]

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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 [...]

By |2020-07-03T10:06:09-07:00July 6th, 2011|Belief & History, Christian Education, Liturgical, Sacred Art|Comments Off on الأيقونة الأرثوذكسية

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 |2021-09-07T15:48:53-07:00June 29th, 2011|Christian Education, Liturgical, Prayers and Practice, Sacred Art|Comments Off on The Place of Holy Relics in the Orthodox Church

THE IMAGE OF THE CHURCH

Word Magazine March 1978 Page 5-7 THE IMAGE OF THE CHURCH She presides both from gleaming apsides and from “beautiful corners” in humblest homes — this icon of divine maternity in cobalt, vermilion, and gold. How many have sought solace in those brooding, knowing yet loving eyes? Innumerable tapers of supplication, of love, and of [...]

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THE RESURRECTION OF CHRIST AND THE BASIS FOR ITS ICONOGRAPHY

Word Magazine April 1987 Page 6-8 THE RESURRECTION OF CHRIST AND THE BASIS FOR ITS ICONOGRAPHY To understand the nature of the icon and to be able to read the contents of it, one has to understand the basis for a particular icon. In this article, examining representations of our Lord’s Resurrection, we will explore [...]

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THEOLOGY IN COLOR

Word Magazine March 1987 Page 8 THEOLOGY IN COLOR by Father Nicholas Ozolin Why do we Orthodox like to speak about “theology in color” and what does this expression stand for? Concerning “theology,” things seem to be rather clear. For an Orthodox Christian this word means the knowledge and teaching of the Church about God, [...]

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