Archangel, Seraphim, cherubim, guardians, protectors, and messages they are all angelic, winged and spiritual beings having never been incarnate in a physical body. Archangel means “chief angel”. Saint Michael is the only Archangel specifically mentioned in the bible. It's possible that Michael is the most popular Byzantine Icon of a Guardian Angel and principle messenger of God. OLD TESTAMENT ICONS Seraphim and cherubim are called the burning ones in the Old Testament appearing to ... Read More about Byzantine Icons of Guardian Angels and Principle Messenger of God
Imagine a world where there was only faith; lives lived without doubt. There would be no need to explore the unknown. In truth, cherished faith and unavoidable doubt are the underpinnings of religion. Without them, we cannot know God intimately. It seems to me God did not know for sure if His creation would evolve toward goodness. Even though God is inherent in all things, life’s diversity is full of distortion and creativity. Humanity is constantly changing and presented with an unknown ... Read More about Cherished Faith and Unavoidable Doubt
Byzantine Icons experienced a great revival in the 20th century, combined efforts of both the East and West. The Byzantine Revival began around 1930 in Greece and experienced popularity in the late 1980s when communism collapsed in Eastern Europe. Although it is a beautiful art form, and has experienced a great revival, many people are still unfamiliar with Byzantine Icons. What is Iconography and Sacred art is a good question. Definition of iconography It can be thought of as ... Read More about What is Iconography and Sacred art?
Lent begins this year on 17th of February, So much repentance going on! Whether or not we know it, the Earth is holding our pain. In a spiritual sense we are learning to suffer well, without anger or resentment. How can we come to know ourselves in God without recognizing we all share in the same journey? The Stations of the Cross became a Christian devotional practice in the thirteenth century. They use the ritual metaphorically to journey with Jesus from his trial to his entombment. The ... Read More about Suffer Well, without anger or resentment
LAST SUPPER WITH ONE ANOTHER This collection of Last Supper icons shares several characteristics found in the original painted by Andrey Rublev, Russia, 15th century. The original icon gives a “Historical” representation of the Last Supper, as Christ celebrated it with His disciples. The disciples are Judas, leaning forward over the table, reaches for bread while John on the left has placed his head on Christ’s lap. Twelve people sit assembled at a round table. The scratchy lines of pattern ... Read More about Modern Last Supper Icons