I took images above from volume ll, Russian Icon Design of holy persons and event portrayed for Byzantine orthodox line drawings. The collection of 500 sacred images includes only 14 images of women. It is a pitiful female representation in a comprehensive collection of templates. There are 290 images of male saints. Why are there so few powerful images of women in Iconography; women portrayed as messengers, teachers, wisdom crones, disciples, leaders, sorceress, prophets, or mystics? We have ... Read More about POWERFUL IMAGES OF WOMEN IN ICONOGRAPHY
What would Jesus think of this image of his friend being portrayed as a church theologian and bishop? She was a Disciple and Apostle of Christ. I have represented her in priestly robes, with crosses on her omophorion. But Who defines Mary Magdalene as a mystic, apostle, and disciple, saying we cannot give her this identity and mission. Nineteen hundred years ago, those in authority did not give Mary Magdalene any priestly rank, she was a woman and follower of Christ in a Jewish ... Read More about WHO Defines MARY MAGDALENE as a MYSTIC, APOSTLE, AND DISCIPLE ?
Saint Mary Magdalene received such a 'bum' deal from the Holy Roman Catholic Church. She has been forgiven and newly venerated in 1969. There remain many questions as to who she was, where are her remains. Why do we think of her as a prostitute, and What happened to Mary Magdalene after the resurrection has still not been answered? Was Mary Magdalene a mystic or mother? Was Mary Magdalene a recognized teacher for other women in the Christ story? Iconographers have expanded the attributes ... Read More about WHAT HAPPENED TO MARY MAGDALENE AFTER THE RESURRECTION?
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I have received a storm of Criticism when I posted a Mary Magdalene icon about Holy Union. That made me look further into what have I done wrong to insult both the Orthodox theologian and traditional iconographers. On the web I found many images of Magdalene but often from the Renaissance. Artists of that time were developing the idea of Mary with a skull. Contemporary icon painters who paint Mary Magdalene employ attributes which include an egg, a flower, even a pentagon. The common portrayal ... Read More about My MARY MAGDALENE Icon is an about HOLY UNION