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Saint David of Thessalonica Icon Question?
« on: May 15, 2006, 08:53:01 PM »
In the Icon below of St. David of Thessalonica, is that King David to the left of St. David?

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Re: Saint David of Thessalonica Icon Question?
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2006, 09:17:13 PM »
In the Icon below of St. David of Thessalonica, is that King David to the left of St. David?

Yup. That's what the Icon says.
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Re: Saint David of Thessalonica Icon Question?
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2006, 09:17:52 PM »
That is what the Title over his head says.

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Re: Saint David of Thessalonica Icon Question?
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2006, 09:18:39 PM »
Thanks a lot, you lucky Greek readers. ;)
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Re: Saint David of Thessalonica Icon Question?
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2006, 08:24:57 AM »
Yes the title over his head is an abbreviated form of writing "Prophet David", which is a reference to King David.

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Re: Saint David of Thessalonica Icon Question?
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2006, 10:11:10 AM »
The scroll has Ps 92:12 (NIV) written on it:  The righteous will flourish like a palm tree, they will grow like a cedar (of Lebanon)

The part in parenthesis isn't on the scroll.
"If you are going to serve the Lord, be prepared for times when you will be put to the test. Be sincere and determined. Keep calm when trouble comes. Stay with the Lord; never abandon Him and you will be prosperous at the end of your days. Accept whatever happens to you. Even if you suffer humiliation, be patient. Gold is tested by fire and human character is tested in the furnace of humiliation. Trust the Lord and He will help you. Walk straight in His ways and put your hope in Him. " Sir 2:1-6