This is a beautiful set of 10 LARGE PYROGRAPHY Russian nesting dolls with Orthodox Icons. The biggest doll is 26 cm (101/4 inches). The Holy Virgin Compassionate (to be made worthy). The first icon of The Holy Virgin Compassionate ("Worthy to be") appeared on mount Athos in the monastery of Assumption and its title originates from the words of this akathist.
Raise my children to be earthly angels. Raise my children to be heavenly men. Raise my children to be Thy servants. Raise my children to cry out to Thee.Rejoice, O Full of Grace, the Lord with Thee! Raise my children (names), O Lady, to be made worthy of the Kingdom Of Heaven and make them heirs of eternal blessings. According to a church legend, the monks of Athos were taught this prayer by the Archangel Gabriel himself. An elder celibate priest and his apprentice were living in a secluded cell of Athos Mountain. During an evening prayer, a traveler came to their cell, and when it was the time to glorify The Mother of God, he offered to show how they do it, and sang Raise my children (names), O Lady, to be made worthy of the Kingdom Of Heaven and etc.. The visitor turned to be Archangel Gabriel, and the prayer became one of the main and most beautiful Orthodox akathists glorifying the Mother of God. This icon is a re-painting of a miracle-working icon; it was painted by a Russian monk of Panteleimon monastery on Athos mount. The icon is painted in a gorgeous and festive rococo style, typical for elite Russian icon-painting of 18th century. The manner of painting is volumetric and spatial, with rich palette of colors. An elegant and ornate frame was crafted by a master jeweler also in rococo; it is light and playful, and creates a festive atmosphere: this manner was typical for a period of government of empresses Elizaveta and Ekaterina. At first, the frame was silvered, and then extruding parts sea-shells, were gilded.
There is an inscription on an unrolled white scroll at the lower part of the icon (partially lost), narrating the history of appearance of the icon meeting of an inok and archangel Gabriel, who brought the prayer to the Athos monastery (translation) Archangel Gabriel was standing at this icon and singing Raise my children, O Lady, to be made worthy of the Kingdom. It is located in the saint mount Athos in a church for blessing and etc, and further information about painting a copy from the miracle-working. Saint Nicolas the Miracle Worker the bishop of Myra in the IV century. He is one of the most popular Saints in the world. People of various occupations claim him as patron.He saved sailors from terrible storm, helped poor and saved innocents from the axe. He is the Holy patron of Russia, patron of Travelers, saves from flood and poverty. Nicholas was the bishop of the Christian Church in the Asia Minor city of Myra (now Demre, Turkey) in the fourth century AD. He is beloved throughout the Orthodox Christian world for his kindness and help, both during his life and afterward. He is called "Wonderworker" (or "Miraculous" or "Miracle-Worker", Greek "thavmatourgos") for the miracles which he performed and which he still performs, by God's grace. Many accounts ofSaint Nicholas are available, both elsewhere. In the Protestant West, where the invocation of saints was suppressed, Saint Nicholas became popularly known as. In accordance with early Christian tradition, saints are remembered in the Orthodox Church on the date of their passing from this life into the next. Saint Nicholas is thus remembered on December 6. Orthodox Christianity maintains that even though people are dead according to this life, that they are alive in the spiritual realm, and continue to pray for us now. Our "prayers to the saints" are actually requests that they pray for us, much as we ask believers who are still alive in the flesh to pray for us. Nicholas now repose principally in. Having been transported there in 1087 A. After Myra fell to Islamic invaders. A fragrant liquid called "myrrh" still exudes from the relics. Miracles are performed even today through the intercessions of St. Also claims to possess bones of Saint Nicholas.
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Was a soldier in the. Army who later became venerated as a. His father Gerontius was a Roman army official from. And his mother Polychronia was from. Accounts differ regarding whether George was born in Cappadocia or Syria Palaestina, but agree that he was raised at least partly in Lydda.
Saint George became an officer in the Roman army in the Guard of. Who ordered his death for failing to recant his Christian faith. Saint George is one of the most venerated saints in the. He is immortalized in the myth of.
Saint George and the Dragon. And is one of the. Is traditionally celebrated on the Julian date of 23 April (currently the 6th of May according to the Gregorian Calendar), and he is regarded as one of the most prominent. Exist around the world, including countries and cities, as well as the.In addition to a wide range of professions, organizations, and disease sufferers. Historians have argued the exact details of the birth of Saint George for over a century, although the approximate date of his death is subject to little debate.
Takes the position that there seems to be no ground for doubting the historical existence of Saint George, but that little faith can be placed in some of the fanciful stories about him. In the 17th century was one of the first pieces of scholarly research to establish the historicity of the saint's existence via their publications in. And paved the way for other scholars to dismiss the medieval legends. Stated that George was among those saints whose names are justly reverenced among men, but whose actions are known only to God.Have offered a historicised narration of George's encounter with a. The modern legend that follows below is synthesised from early and late. Omitting the more fantastical episodes. Chief among the legendary sources about the saint is the. Which remains the most familiar version in English owing to. Saint George likely was born to a Greek Christian noble family in. During the late third century between about 275 AD and 285 AD. He died in the Greek city of.
His father, Gerontios, was a Greek from. An officer in the Roman army; his mother, Polychronia, was a Greek native of Lydda.They were both Christians from noble families of the. So their child was raised with Christian beliefs. They decided to call him Georgios (Greek), meaning "worker of the land" i.
At the age of 14, George lost his father; a few years later, George's mother, Polychronia, died. Eastern accounts give the names of his parents as Anastasius and Theobaste. George then decided to go to Nicomedia and present himself to Emperor. To apply for a career as a soldier.
Diocletian welcomed him with open arms, as he had known his father, Gerontius one of his finest soldiers. By his late 20s, George was promoted to the rank of. And stationed as an imperial guard of the Emperor at Nicomedia. On 24 February AD 303, Diocletian influenced by. Issued an edict that every Christian soldier in the army should be arrested and every other soldier should offer a sacrifice to the.
However, George objected, and with the courage of his faith, approached the Emperor and ruler. Diocletian was upset, not wanting to lose his best.
And the son of his best official, Gerontius. But George loudly renounced the Emperor's edict, and in front of his fellow soldiers and tribunes he claimed himself to be a Christian and declared his worship of. Recognizing the futility of his efforts and insisting on upholding his edict, Diocletian ordered that George be executed for his refusal.
Before the execution, George gave his wealth to the poor and prepared himself. After various torture sessions, including laceration on a wheel of swords in which he was resuscitated three times, George was executed by. Before Nicomedia's city wall, on 23 April 303. A witness of his suffering convinced Empress Alexandra and. A pagan priest, to become Christians, as well, so they joined George in martyrdom.
For burial, where Christians soon came to honour him as a martyr. Although the above distillation of the legend of George connects him to the conversion of Athanasius, who according to. Was brought up by Christian ecclesiastical authorities from a very early age. Argued that George, or at least the legend from which the above is distilled, is based on.A notorious Arian bishop who was Athanasius' most bitter rival, and that it was he who in time became Saint George of England. According to Professor Bury, Gibbon's latest editor, this theory of Gibbon's has nothing to be said for it. " He adds that: "the connection of St.
George with a dragon-slaying legend does not relegate him to the region of the myth. Published a book of essays entitled.
In it, he wrote a paragraph on the history of Saint George. Emerson compared the legend of Saint George to the legend of.
Calling the former "an impostor" and the latter a thief. The editorial notes appended to the 1904 edition of Emerson's complete works state that Emerson based his account on the work of Gibbon, and that current evidence seems to show that the real St. George was not George the Arian of Cappadocia. Ralph Waldo Emerson's youngest son, as stating that he believed his father's account was derived from Gibbon and that the real St. George was apparently another who died two generations earlier.
The most common translation of. " In this understanding, Pantokrator is a compound word formed from the Greek words for "all" and the noun "strength. This is often understood in terms of potential power; i.Able to do anything, or omnipotent. Another, less literal translation is "Ruler of All" or Sustainer of the World.
" In this understanding, Pantokrator is a compound word formed from the Greek for "all" and the verb meaning "To accomplish something" or "to sustain something. This translation speaks more to God's actual power; i. God does everything (as opposed to God can do everything). The Pantokrator, largely a Byzantine or Eastern Orthodox theological conception is by that name largely unknown to Roman Catholicism and most Protestants.
In the West the equivalent image in art is known as Christ in Majesty. Which developed a rather different iconography.
The primary transference of the title "Pantokrator" to refer to Christ rather than the Creator was a result of the. That occurred during the fourth century, reflected through iconography; Christ Pantocrator and has come to suggest Christ as a mild but stern, all-powerful judge of humanity. The icon of Christ Pantokrator is one of the most widely used religious images of Orthodox Christianity, though the earliest remaining examples of the subject are.
Church art and architecture, an. Of Christ Pantokrator occupies the space in the central dome of the church, or simply on the ceiling, over the. Some scholars (Latourette 1975: 572) consider the Pantocrator a Christian adaptation of images of Zeus, such as the great statue of Zeus enthroned at Olympia. The development of the earliest stages of the icon from Roman Imperial imagery is easier to trace. The icon, traditionally half-length when in a semi-dome, which became adopted for panel icons also, depicts Christ fully frontal with a somewhat melancholy and stern aspect, with the right hand raised in blessing, or in the early encaustic panel at St.
Catherine's, the conventional rhetorical gesture that represents teaching. The other holding a closed book with a richly decorated cover featuring the. An icon where Christ has an open book is called "Christ the Teacher", a variant of the Pantocrator.
Christ's brown hair is centrally parted, and his head is surrounded by a. The icon is usually shown against a gold background comparable to the gilded gropunds of mosaic depictions of Christ or of the Christian emperors. In some variants, on each side of the halo are Greek letters: IC and XC.
Christ's fingers are depicted in a pose that represents the letters IC, X and C, thereby making the. Is a full-length icon that in the early. Usually showed Christ in a. Or other geometric frame, surrounded by the.
The belief that an angel is assigned by God to protect each person was not clearly defined in the Old Testament. In the New Testament church, the concept is supported by passages found in Acts 12:15. Take care that you do not despise one of these little ones; for I tell you, in heaven their angels continually see the face of my Father in heaven.
The idea was further fostered by Honorius of Autun in the 12th century. He maintained that every soul was assigned a guardian angel at the moment the soul entered into a body. Guardian angels also are attributed with the task of the presentation of prayers to God as indicated in the Book of Revelation (8:3). And the smoke of the incense, with the prayers of the saints, rose before God from the hand of the angel. The Church celebrates the feast of the Guardian Angels every Oct.Most depictions of angels in traditional iconography are practically interchangeable. The genderless appearance of the face and hair remind us that these are spiritual beings, not human persons, and their anonymity indicates the sheer multitude of Gods heavenly attendants. No attempt is made to present wings in a realistic fashion since their purpose is only to point to the supernatural origin of these creatures.
The curls which appear in the angels hair, symbolize the eternal ebb and flow of time ordered by God. A tiara is positioned in the hair just above the forehead. Most guardian angels are depicted wearing white to denote purity and the eternal light of heaven.
God has given his angels charge over you to guard you in all your ways. This phrase and image prompt us to contemplate the great love and care God has for each of us. This Guardian Angel image is ideal for a childs bedroom, or for anyone who wishes to contemplate the steadfast love of the Father for all humankind.
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