ICONS

+++Witnessing the first Ghanaian Icon by Daniel

+++Witnessing the first Ghanaian Icon by Daniel It was great blessing to witness the first Icon by Daniel in a Ghanaian style. Daniel is my Ghanaian friend and is new to Oriental ‪#‎Orthodoxy‬. Professionally he is a Wood carver and makes beautiful handmade wooden arts. His inclination towards traditional wood carving art helped him to

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IKONA: Feast of Annunciation

Shalom +++ As per Indian Orthodox Church calender today(25th March) is the Feast of #Annunciation. The Icon of the Annunciation reflects the deep inner joy. It is the joy of the Old testament promise being fulfilled through the incarnation of the Redeemer of the world. “This day is the beginning of our salvation and the

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“Mary did you know” a painting

“Mary did you know” a painting by “Rijo Geevarghese” and how i read it.   My name is Mariam Samir, a member of Coptic Church and studying Coptic arts along with Rijo Geevarghese. This is my view on a painting made by my friend Rijo. The Painting seems to be simple , with few colours

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“Through Martyrdom of 21 Christians , thousands repented…. Millions saw Christ crucified once again.” Abouna Dawood

Shalom +++ An Illustration from thoughts given by Abouna Dawood and the Coptic Icon by Victor A Faukhory. “Through Martyrdom of 21 Christians , thousands repented…. Millions saw Christ crucified once again.” Abouna Dawood Here I see the words of Abouna and the Icon made by Victor , both reflects the Crucifixion of Jesus. On

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Lenten thoughts : 21 Martyrs of Libya ( with their first Coptic Icon made by an Artist named Tony)

Shalom+++ Lenten thoughts : 21 Martyrs of Libya ( with their first Coptic Icon made by an Artist named Tony) History tells us that persecution, instead of weakening the Christian faith, it strengthened it. Whether it was by Nero or Diocletian or any extremist, persecution made Church stronger. As St Ambrose of Milan describes, “By

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On Jesus Prayer and Prayer Rope: Aim and essence of Jesus Prayer

(This part is a continuation of On Jesus prayer: Emergence of Jesus Prayer) Shalom+ According to St Meletius the Confessor, “Those who see nothing during their prayer see God” In order to experience the true essence of Jesus prayer we must come into union with God, resulting to a total agreement with God’s will. If

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Shalom……..A Thought on feast of Mayaltho

+Mother Mary and Joseph not only bring the two doves as sacrifice but also the sacrificial lamb, their own child. +Jesus Christ, the word became flesh, was circumcised , he bore the PAIN of circumcision and the very moment Simeon prophesied, the PAIN, Mary will bear when “sword will pierce through her own soul”. I

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Relics Tube of St Ephrem and Relics Box; Major Relics of St Ephrem and other saints where brought in this Relics Box/Tube

A very important artifact for Oriental Orthodox Christians Shalom + From my readings, I knew that St. Ephrem was buried in an Armenian monastery and that it had been moved somewhere in the Iconoclasm* period. I wasn’t aware where it had been moved though. While I was exploring the major monasteries in Wadi Natrun, I

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Icon of Feast of Jonah

Shalom…………. Icon of Feast of Jonah ‪#‎Orthopost‬, ‪#‎Icon‬, ‪#‎IKONA‬ When I read the story of Jonah, I see an Icon of Christ’s Resurrection. According to the Indian Orthodox Church calendar, today we celebrate the feast of Jonah. The book of Jonah is one of the shortest books in Bible and the reason why the Church

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“Symvolo”, Representations of Mother of God in OT

Shalom +++   Like a ship did Mary bear- Laud and honour be- Him, the captain and the Lord, God of all the world. Moriyo Rahemelainoovadarain(English) Akhila Jagal Padhiye nayak- nayetti ghoshicha ngthi baumanichu Mariam, valutham Padavaay than Moriyo Rahemelainoovadarain(Malayalam) COMMUNION OF THE MOTHER OF GOD (Manna Makalkayi) The Old Testament is filled with the

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