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Praying with Icons: Part 9

With The Rev. Deacon Joe Dzugan   November 28th, 2021   The Annunciation Your browser doesn't support audio. Please download the file: audio/mp3   The chief commander of the King’s armies, the Archangel Gabriel, was sent to Mary to announce the Incarnation – God’s coming to earth. According to Orthodox iconography, Gabriel appeared to Mary when she was hand spinning with a spindle. The icon shows how she stops and... Read More
Posted by Mark Hamby at Nov 29

Praying with Icons: Part 8

With The Rev. Deacon Joe Dzugan   November 21st, 2021   Christ Pantocrator Your browser doesn't support audio. Please download the file: audio/mp3   Christ Pantocrator (The All-ruler) is an icon of the Creator, the Savior, and the Judge. Here he is portrayed frontally as a half figure. The face is authoritative, but also gentle, the eyes are wide open looking directly at us. The two-piece robe he is wearing, a red tunic (chiton), and a... Read More
Posted by Mark Hamby at Nov 24

Praying with Icons: Part 7

With The Rev. Deacon Joe Dzugan   November 7th, 2021   The Hospitality of Abraham Your browser doesn't support audio. Please download the file: audio/mp3 The icon called “The Hospitality of Abraham” or “The Old Testament Trinity”, is based on the incident referred to in Genesis 18: “And the Lord appeared to him (Abraham) by the oaks of Mamre, as he sat at the door of his tent in the heat of the day. He lifted up... Read More
Posted by Mark Hamby at Nov 12

Praying with Icons: Part 6

With The Rev. Deacon Joe Dzugan   October 31st, 2021   The Transfiguration Your browser doesn't support audio. Please download the file: audio/mp3 The Gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke tell us that Jesus took the three apostles Peter, James, and John, those he was closest to and led them up a high mountain. There he was transfigured into blinding light; both his face and clothing changing before their eyes. Matthew writes that “his... Read More
Posted by Mark Hamby at Nov 3

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