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Offline NicholasMyra

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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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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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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?
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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.

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