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    Christ Blessing

    $22.00$38.00

    Christ blesses us with His right hand, His fingers formed into the shape of the Greek letters "IC XC," the abbreviation in Greek for Jesus Christ, and He holds in His left arm a jewel-studded Book of the Gospels. From the prototype of the first icon of Christ, miraculously made by the Saviour Himself, He is traditionally shown with a short beard, and having long dark brown hair with reddish highlights, parted in the middle. His expression is serious but merciful, to evoke from us a serious and loving response, for the Truth is both sober and yet hopeful for us.

    Christ is shown with an outer blue robe, symbolizing the Humanity that He put on at His Incarnation, and with an inner red robe, representing His Divinity that remains for all eternity. In the cross in the nimbus or halo around His head are the Greek letters for "I AM" to remind us that although Incarnate in time, Jesus Christ is God before the ages, even before Abraham, and He is the same God Who spoke with Moses face to face. May we frequently ask His Blessing upon all of our works, feelings, and thoughts, so that we may be blessed indeed!

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    Gold framed icon with protective glass to keep this wonderful piece intact for years. It has a hook on the back side. Measures approximately 6.5" x 5.75" x 1".
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    This 16th century icon is a part of a celebrated set of festal icons showing important events in the life of Jesus plus a few other renowned feasts of the year.  It was painted by George the Cretan for the Holy Monastery of Dionysiou on Mount Athos, and together they are known to be great examples of Post-Byzantine Greek iconographic art.  This icon is the fifth of that set of icons.

    The Transfiguration is considered a very important feast in Eastern Orthodox Christianity because it is the first true revelation of the brightness of the Light of Christ in this world to His Apostles and to us through them.  The Disciples are blinded by this great Light and fall down as Christ becomes much more than just a miracle working prophet or man, but the Living God before the Ages Whose Glory has been hidden from the Apostles behind the veil of His humanity.   On one side of the icon, the Apostles are led up the mountain, and on the other side they are led down, because time is simultaneous in true iconographic art, echoing Eternity entirely present at once.  The holy Prophets Moses and Elias (or Elijah) appear also to affirm that this is truly the God that they saw before.

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    Approximately 10.25″ x 9″.  Gold framed icon with protective glass to keep this wonderful piece intact for years. It has a hook on the back side, thickness of the icon with the frame 1″.
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    Christ blesses us with His right hand, His fingers formed into the shape of the Greek letters "IC XC", the abbreviation in Greek for "Jesus Christ".   He holds in His left arm a jewel-studded Book of the Gospel.  His blessing hand is turned inward as if to remind us that He is the Great Blessing, granting us to receive this incalculable gift: the opportunity to repent and inherit eternal life.

    From the prototype of the first icon of Christ, miraculously made by the Saviour Himself, He is traditionally shown with a short beard and having long dark brown hair with reddish highlights, parted in the middle.   Christ is shown with an outer blue robe, symbolizing the Humanity that He put on at His Incarnation, and with an inner red robe, representing His Divinity that remains for all eternity.  In the cross, in the nimbus or halo around His head, are the Greek letters for "I AM" to remind us that although Incarnate in time, Jesus Christ is God before the ages, even before Abraham, and He is the same God Who spoke with Moses face to face.   This loving Lord calls us to Him, and it is He Who also is the Creator and the Giver of Life.

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    As a husband is to his wife so is Jesus Christ to His Church.  His Crucifixion is His marital vow and His mockery and beating His wedding feast.  The Bridegroom icon shows Christ stripped of His garments and clothed in a scarlet robe to mock Him.  He wears a crown of thorns, causing blood to flow from the wounds.  A reed is placed in His bound hands as a scepter.

    In Christ's halo are the Greek letters for "I AM", to remind us that Christ was the All-Powerful God who freely chose to experience pain and death.  For the first three days of Holy Week this icon is placed prominently in the Church to remind us of Christ's great love and great suffering.  Like the Five Wise and Five Foolish Virgins we await the Bridegroom's arrival and sing, "Behold, the Bridegroom, cometh at midnight.  And Blessed is the servant whom He shall find awake.  But He whom He shall find neglectful is verily unworthy.  Beware therefore my soul, less thou fallest into deep slumber and the door of the Kingdom be closed against thee and thou be delivered unto death.  But be thou wakeful crying, ‘Holy, Holy, Holy art Thou.’" (from the Bridegroom Matins)

    Sizes are approximate

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    Here Christ is depicted descending into Hades bearing the instruments of the Passion: the Cross, lance, and sponge.  His hands are as if bound but no rope is tying them together, demonstrating that He voluntarily chose to be fettered and willingly suffered for the salvation of all.  We see the bleeding wounds on His side and hands, for He has kept His wounds even in His Resurrection as a sign that His agony and suffering were real and remain as a pledge of His undying Love for each person, even to His Death on the Cross.  With His eyes closed He is truly dead to the world and all of its passionate needs during His descent in to Hades, yet inwardly beholding all things as the all-seeing God.

    When we think of God and the attributes that are His by nature--unconditional Love, complete omnipresence and omnipotence, Existence Itself without the boundaries of time and space, all-holiness, absolute compassion and empathy, Truth that is never swayed by partiality yet tempered by Divine Mercy, total understanding--each is astounding and hard to comprehend, but this icon’s “Extreme Humility” is perhaps the most close and dear to us.

    Sizes are approximate.

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    Wedding at Cana

    $225.00
    Iconostasis size (22" x 34")
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    The Lord Almighty sits on a throne as the Ruler of the universe, and in His left hand He holds an opened Gospel.  With His right hand He blesses with the priest's blessing, the fingers of His hand forming the Greek letters "IC XC", which is the abbreviation for "Jesus Christ".    In Christ's halo are the Greek letters for "I AM", for this  is the King of Kings as spoken of in Revelation (1:8), "I am Alpha and Omega...saith the Lord, Which Is, Which Was, and Which Is To Come, the Almighty."

    This is an example of a modern rendition of a traditional depiction of Christ as He will appear at the end of time, for icons are a revelation of theology and a vision of eternity made manifest for us as a foretaste “before that great and notable day of the Lord come.”  (Acts 2:20)  Because Christ is Alpha and Omega, the first and last letters of the Greek alphabet which St. John used when he wrote his Gospel, Epistles, and Revelation, He always stands at the beginning and end of everything, bearing witness to how we choose to respond to His call to holiness.  It is up to us to choose well, and cooperate with His Will to sanctify His People.

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    Approximately 10 1/4" x 8 3/4"
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    Christ’s first public miracle was at this wedding in Cana at which His Disciples and His Mother were present.  Christ blessed water to become wine at the request of the Virgin Mary, who told Him that the wine had run out before the wedding guests had left.  When the master of the feast tasted it, not knowing that the wine was miraculously turned by Christ from water, he remarked that the good wine had been left until last.  As always, whatever Christ touches becomes the best within its nature, even something as mundane as wine needed at a wedding feast.

    Tradition tells us that this was the wedding of one of His Disciples, Simon the Zealot, and that Simon left right from his own wedding to follow Him after seeing this miracle.    It is the sign of most of the Apostles that when they were called, they left everything and followed.  May we learn to do the same in our own life. Here at His first miracle we see the close relationship of Christ and His Mother for she says wise words to all who would follow Him, “Whatever He says, do it.”  Amen, Amen, Amen.  This 14th century icon is a fresco from the Decani Monastery in Serbia.

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    Approximately 8 1/4" x 7 1/4". Gold framed icon with protective glass to keep this wonderful piece intact for years. It has a hook on the backside, thickness of the icon with the frame 1".
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    8 3/4″ x 7 1/4″
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    8 3/4″ x 7 1/4″
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    A variant of the type of icon “Extreme Humility,” this Russian icon was made in the mid-19th century.  The Theotokos Mary standing outside Christ’s tomb is embracing her Son whose eyes are closed in death in the tomb with His Cross standing behind them on which is inscribed, “Jesus Christ, The King of Glory.”  The Virgin’s tender embrace hauntingly echoes icons of the Virgin of Tenderness (Eleusa) where the Divine Infant tenderly embraces her.  Here the Virgin supports her Son in death and so enters into the mystery of the sufferings and death of the Cross.  This Cross, which had been a symbol of dreaded anguish, is now our symbol of victory and love, but we, too, must embrace Him and it in our lives.

    This icon is named after a most moving and beautiful  hymn sung at Ode 9 near the end of the Matins or Orthros service for Christ’s burial and our lamentations on the Eve of Holy Saturday, and sung again the next day, “Do not lament Me, O Mother, seeing Me in the tomb; the Son conceived in the womb without seed, for I shall arise and be glorified with eternal glory as God.  I shall exalt all who magnify thee in faith and love.”

    Sizes are approximate

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    Epitaphios

    $22.00
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    The Creation of Adam

    $22.00$34.00
    "Let Us make man in Our Image, after Our Likeness."
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    God Rested

    $18.00
    Sizes are approximate.
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  • Cana
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    This icon is a print mounted on wood. Sizes are approximate.
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    King of Kings

    $18.00