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Offline Alveus Lacuna

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Icons depicting the Uncreated Light
« on: August 09, 2009, 01:50:18 AM »
Can people please post icons of saints which depict the Uncreated Light or Tabor Light?  Obviously the many icons depicting the Transfiguration of our Lord are not required.  I am interested to see how prominent it is in the Orthodox iconographic tradition.

For example, this icon of St. Symeon the New Theologian:

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Re: Icons depicting the Uncreated Light
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2014, 05:49:48 PM »
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St. Seraphim of Sarov:


For some reason, i can't find the whole icon.


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Re: Icons depicting the Uncreated Light
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2014, 07:28:05 PM »
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Re: Icons depicting the Uncreated Light
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2014, 02:55:07 PM »
"The Transfiguration of St Seraphim", huh?

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Re: Icons depicting the Uncreated Light
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2014, 03:35:49 PM »
"The Transfiguration of St Seraphim", huh?

That's what it says, but the story of St. Seraphim never terms it that way.  I wonder if there is some translation issue from the Russian story.
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Re: Icons depicting the Uncreated Light
« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2014, 04:16:42 PM »
I've been assuming that halos in icons are supposed to be the Uncreated Light.
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Re: Icons depicting the Uncreated Light
« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2014, 04:57:17 PM »
I think those are mandorlas.
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Re: Icons depicting the Uncreated Light
« Reply #7 on: December 28, 2014, 07:09:32 PM »
If one is observed being transfigured, I wonder if one is automatically canonized?

Just teasing though. ;)
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Re: Icons depicting the Uncreated Light
« Reply #8 on: December 29, 2014, 02:12:25 AM »
Would the Transfiguration count?
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Re: Icons depicting the Uncreated Light
« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2015, 08:12:59 AM »
Would the Transfiguration count?

Can people please post icons of saints which depict the Uncreated Light or Tabor Light?  Obviously the many icons depicting the Transfiguration of our Lord are not required.  I am interested to see how prominent it is in the Orthodox iconographic tradition.
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Re: Icons depicting the Uncreated Light
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