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Two Hosea Icons
« on: April 10, 2011, 10:50:45 PM »
I'm thinking of having an icon of the Prophet Hosea painted, as none are for sale anywhere.

I would have his scroll printed in English, but would like to know what quotes previous iconographers chose to use.

I could use some help in translating the following two scrolls:





Thanks for any help available!

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Quote from: Fr. Thomas Hopko, dystopian parable of the prodigal son
...you can imagine so-called healing services of the pigpen. The books that could be written, you know: Life in the Pigpen. How to Cope in the Pigpen. Being Happy in the Pigpen. Surviving in the Pigpen. And then there could be counselling, for people who feel unhappy in the pigpen, to try to get them to come to terms with the pigpen, and to accept the pigpen.

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Re: Two Hosea Icons
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2011, 11:26:53 PM »
First Icon: St. Cyril-Belozersky Monastery, 1492

Second Icon: Kizhi monastery, 18th Century

This icon may also be of use; it is from Siena, Italy c.a. 1308-1311, and appears relatively "Orthodox"/canonical. In Latin it reads "Ex Egipto Vocavi Filiu Meum" (out of Egypt I have called my Son) from Hosea 11:1.
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Quote from: Fr. Thomas Hopko, dystopian parable of the prodigal son
...you can imagine so-called healing services of the pigpen. The books that could be written, you know: Life in the Pigpen. How to Cope in the Pigpen. Being Happy in the Pigpen. Surviving in the Pigpen. And then there could be counselling, for people who feel unhappy in the pigpen, to try to get them to come to terms with the pigpen, and to accept the pigpen.

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Re: Two Hosea Icons
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2011, 02:19:24 AM »
*bump* does anyone know how to translate the two icon scrolls in the OP?
Quote from: Fr. Thomas Hopko, dystopian parable of the prodigal son
...you can imagine so-called healing services of the pigpen. The books that could be written, you know: Life in the Pigpen. How to Cope in the Pigpen. Being Happy in the Pigpen. Surviving in the Pigpen. And then there could be counselling, for people who feel unhappy in the pigpen, to try to get them to come to terms with the pigpen, and to accept the pigpen.

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Re: Two Hosea Icons
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2011, 02:32:17 AM »
I don't know, but here are a couple of verses from Hosea that I particularly like:


"Sow unto yourselves in righteousness, reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground: for it is time to seek the Lord, till He come and rain righteousness upon you." [Hosea 10:12]


"Turn thou to thy God. Keep mercy and judgment and wait on thy God continually." [Hosea 12:6]




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Re: Two Hosea Icons
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2011, 03:46:09 AM »
I don't know, but here are a couple of verses from Hosea that I particularly like:


"Sow unto yourselves in righteousness, reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground: for it is time to seek the Lord, till He come and rain righteousness upon you." [Hosea 10:12]


"Turn thou to thy God. Keep mercy and judgment and wait on thy God continually." [Hosea 12:6]




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Those are both wonderful verses. The former could be a great instruction to those from a protestant perspective seeking to understand the supposed "faith/works" dichotomy in Orthodoxy.

The first icon in my first post appears to be loading slowly or not loading at all sometimes, so I will post it again from a more reliable site.

Quote from: Fr. Thomas Hopko, dystopian parable of the prodigal son
...you can imagine so-called healing services of the pigpen. The books that could be written, you know: Life in the Pigpen. How to Cope in the Pigpen. Being Happy in the Pigpen. Surviving in the Pigpen. And then there could be counselling, for people who feel unhappy in the pigpen, to try to get them to come to terms with the pigpen, and to accept the pigpen.