Tag Archives: Icons

Bees and Icons

The respect bees have for holy icons: In the region of Kapandriti near Athens, a wonderful thing happens. Ten years ago, a devout beekeeper named Isidoros Ţiminis, thought to place in one of his hives an icon of the Crucifixion … Continue reading

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Crucifixion Art No Longer Commands Auction Prices

Paintings and sculptures of what may be the most iconic scene in the history of art — the crucifixion of Jesus — are no longer commanding the auction prices they once did. While it’s common for individual works to occasionally … Continue reading

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Re-Creation of the Icon

A classically trained iconographer, Lynette Hull, draws fascinating parallels between contemporary and ancient icons in a tech-obsessed age.  

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Eastern Orthodox Christmas Story

An Animated Nativity Greeting:  

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Russian Businessman Donates 70 Icons Worth around $1m to the Church

The property developer Sergei Shmakov has spent over a year tracking down the works, which were removed from Russia after the Bolshevik Revolution and during the first world war. The Art Newspaper: A Russian businessman has donated more than 70 … Continue reading

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Our Lady of Sorrows

Our Lady of Sorrows refers to the sorrows in the life of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The Seven Sorrows (or Dolors) are events in the life of the Blessed Virgin Mary which are a popular devotion and are frequently depicted … Continue reading

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An Icon of the Beheading of John the Baptist

Via An Reader’s Guide to Orthodox Icons: The 29th of August commemorates the Beheading of John the Baptist and Forerunner of Christ. Above is an icon of The Head of St John the Forerunner (Глава Cв Иоанна Предтечи), a type … Continue reading

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Our Lady of Sorrows – Softener of Evil Hearts

Writes Stuart in a timely, welcome and rather refreshing post: … I’m sure most of us will immediately sense that the above Icon is our Lady of Sorrows, and be very familiar with the seven sorrows that pierced the heart of … Continue reading

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Where Heaven Falls Prey to Thieves

A short documentary… … about the extensive art theft that has taken place in North Cyprus since the 1974 Turkish invasion. The theft has taken place with tacit or active approval from the Turkish army. The plunder not only served … Continue reading

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Icons or Idols?

I found this post by Joseph Black informative and helpful in explaining the spiritual value of Icons to those of evangelical persuasions: … I am teaching ecclesiology as part of my systematic theology class.  Part of the requirement is for my students … Continue reading

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