If possible, I'd like to know who the fathers are. Someone asked me a while ago sending me this icon and I never got a chance to get an answer or ask some people.
They are subtitled, aren't they? So what's the problem exactly?
I guess I'm not as literate as you are
I thought people are taught anything about iconography prior to ordination. My bad.
Hey, all you kids out there! Welcome to another episode of The Cabbage-Breathed Cynic Pisses on Everything
! I'm your host, Al Watts. We invite those of you at home to play along with our dumbfounded studio audience. Are you ready? Okay, what exactly is wrong with the exchange above?
a. Mina is Coptic and the lettering on the icon is Syriac. Why would anyone assume he would be able to read it?
b. Mina is not an ordained clergyman
c. Even if he were, there is no reason an ordained Coptic clergyman would be taught to read Syriac
d. Films and television programs are "subtitled"; icons are "inscribed"
e. All of the above and lots, lots more that we can't get into here.
For those of you playing at home, write down your answers - in Syriac - on the back of an icon card and mail them to:TCBCPOE
P.O. Box 525
Hillwood, WA 09246