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The Living Icon

Editor’s Note: This essay was originally written in Russian by master iconographer Anton Daineko of Minsk, Belarus. It beautifully explores the paradox of creativity within iconography from the ver…

The right hand in Icons is raised to give a blessing.  Symbolically, the fingers spell out “IC XC”, a widely used four letter abbreviation of the Greek for Jesus (IHCOYC) Christ (XPICTOC). Notice the similarities with Buddhist Iconography...

This is an extract from a longer post about the Icon of Christ, but deserves a separate entry. It explains the meaning behind the way Christ and the Saints are sometimes shown holding their right h…

One of the most beautiful Orthodox icons of Jesus that I have ever seen. Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner!

He who has acquired love endures calmly and patiently the injuries and sufferings that his enemies inflict on him. - St. Thalassios the Libyan

Πνευματικοί Λόγοι: «Δέσποινα, βοήθησον ἐφ' ἡμῖν σπλαγχνισθεῖσα, σπεῦσ...

Τῇ Θεοτόκῳ ἐκτενῶς νῦν προσδράμωμεν, ἁμαρτωλοὶ καὶ ταπεινοί, καὶ προσπέσωμεν ἐν μετανοίᾳ, κράζοντες ἐκ βάθους ψυχῆς· Δέσποινα, βοήθησον ἐφ' ἡμῖν σπλαγχνισθεῖσα, σπεῦσον, ἀπολλύμεθα ὑπὸ πλήθους πταισμάτων, μὴ ἀποστρέψῃς σοὺς δούλους κενούς· σὲ γὰρ καὶ μόνην ἐλπίδα κεκτήμεθα.

Ícone produzido em madeira MDF, impressão da imagem em papel couchê, colada sobre o MDF e lixada nas bordas para receber um acabamento fino; Faça sua encomenda!

Maria Mãe da Ternura e o Mistérios do Rosário - tom natural Ícone produzido em madeira MDF com 12mm ou 15mm de espessura. Impressão da imagem em papel couchê, colada sobre o MDF e lixada nas bordas para receber um acabamento fino. Uma bela versão da gravura original com cores marcantes e fundo dourado. Tratado com impermeabilizante em tom escuro conferindo proteção contra umidade e um aspecto rústico. Acabamento em verniz incolor proporcionando proteção à gravura e valorizando ainda mais as…

Fesco of the Theotokos of the Sign above the altar in a church in Constantinople

This is the icon most likely to confront any visitor to an Orthodox church or cathedral, as it is usually present in the upper part of the altar, the focal point of any church. It is also one of th…

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