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Re: Favorite Icons
« Reply #315 on: July 05, 2017, 02:35:05 PM »

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We call it "Παναγιά του Χάρου" Theotokos of Charon" (Charon is the personification of death in Byzantine folklore)

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Ὁπλιτικῆς φάλαγγος οἰκεῖον μέλος
ὁ τοῦ βάρους σὺ κλῆσιν εἰληφῶς φέρεις.
Ἧχον τὸν ἁπλοῦν τὸν βάρους ἐπώνυμον
ὁ τοὺς λογισμοὺς ἐν βοαῖς μισῶν φιλεῖ.
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Ὧν ποικίλος δὲ τοὺς ἁπλούς ἔχεις φίλους.

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Re: Favorite Icons
« Reply #316 on: July 06, 2017, 12:45:44 AM »


This is lovely. Altho it feels strange to see her without her Child.

She would not have Jesus in her arms at the Annunciation, which is the moment that is being depicted. 
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Re: Favorite Icons
« Reply #317 on: July 19, 2017, 05:53:11 AM »
Happy shall he be, that shall take and dash thy little ones against the rock. Alleluia.

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Re: Favorite Icons
« Reply #318 on: July 19, 2017, 12:44:14 PM »
^ Why is she holding him back so defensively, and why is he flailing to get away?
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Re: Favorite Icons
« Reply #319 on: July 19, 2017, 02:24:44 PM »

Theotokos of Passion


A company I once worked for had a Christmas publication that included a variation of this icon (it had a lot more blue in it) along with St. Luke's Nativity passage. They just saw Mother and Child and assumed it went together. I didn't see it until 15,000 copies had been printed.

I don't have the wherewithal to go back through this thread, so here's one of mine:



I mounted this exact print for my wife a couple of years ago.
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Re: Favorite Icons
« Reply #320 on: August 04, 2017, 08:42:54 PM »
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Re: Favorite Icons
« Reply #321 on: August 07, 2017, 10:03:37 PM »
"Vanity of vanities, said Ecclesiastes vanity of vanities, and all is vanity."

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Favorite Icons
« Reply #322 on: October 03, 2017, 12:02:21 AM »
What are some of your favorite icons? please share.
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Re: Favorite Icons
« Reply #323 on: October 03, 2017, 03:21:43 AM »
Mother Weep Not For Me


The Bridegroom

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The Good Shepherd


Christ the Creator of the Birds and Fish (I think that's the title)

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Christ Creator of the Heavenly Bodies(?)



This Georgian Icon of David dancing before the Lord



I have a lot of other favorites, but I'm sure they overlap with what other people will post.
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Re: Favorite Icons
« Reply #324 on: October 03, 2017, 05:47:44 AM »
Jackson02, since you created a thread that has exactly the same name and it is in the same section, I have merged the topics.

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Re: Favorite Icons
« Reply #325 on: October 04, 2017, 04:50:47 PM »
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Re: Favorite Icons
« Reply #326 on: October 04, 2017, 08:37:06 PM »
« Last Edit: October 04, 2017, 08:37:47 PM by Jackson02 »
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Re: Favorite Icons
« Reply #327 on: October 04, 2017, 10:10:41 PM »


What does the footprint signify?

It's the Pochaev icon- it represents her footprint from her apparition to the monks there.
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Re: Favorite Icons
« Reply #328 on: October 04, 2017, 10:32:14 PM »
Oh, right. I remember hearing that.
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Re: Favorite Icons
« Reply #329 on: October 05, 2017, 12:22:17 AM »
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Re: Favorite Icons
« Reply #330 on: October 05, 2017, 12:53:05 AM »
"The bed is too short to stretch out on, the blanket too narrow to wrap around you." (Isa. 28:20)

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Re: Favorite Icons
« Reply #331 on: October 05, 2017, 04:50:39 AM »