XLG 15 Inch - Christ The Teacher and Virgin Of Kazan With Feasts Days Velvet




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XLG 15 Inch - Christ The Teacher and Virgin Of Kazan With Feasts Days Velvet Scenes from the life of Christ, images of Jesus with the Virgin, images of the events recorded in the gospels are depicted as religious icons and are in the hands of millions of people all over the world. As a general rule, icons strictly followed models and formulas hallowed by Byzantine art, led from the capital in Constantinople. As time passed, the Russians widened the vocabulary of types and styles far beyond anything found elsewhere in the Orthodox world. The personal, innovative and creative traditions of Western European religious art were largely lacking in Russia before the 17th century when Russian icon painting became strongly influenced by religious paintings and engravings from both Protestant and Catholic Europe. In the mid-17th-century changes in liturgy and practice instituted by Patriarch Nikon resulted in a split in the Russian Orthodox Church. The traditionalists, the persecuted "Old Ritualists" or "Old Believers", continued the traditional stylization of icons, while the State Church modified its practice. From that time icons began to be painted not only in the traditional stylized and non-realistic mode, but also in a mixture of Russian stylization and Western European realism, and in a Western European manner very much like that of Catholic religious art of the time. These types of icons, while finding in Russian Orthodox churches, are also sometimes found in various sui juris rites of the Catholic Church. Icons considered miraculous were said to "appear." The "appearance" of an icon is its supposedly miraculous discovery. "A true icon is one that has 'appeared', a gift from above, one opening the way to the Prototype and able to perform miracles". DESCRIPTION: Christ Pantocrator – Almighty – all Powerful Christ is portraited seated with His right-hand blessing and a closed Gospel Book in His left hand. Christ is portrayed as the ruler of the Universe. The title and image of Christ as “Pantocrator” is derived from one of the many names of the Old Testament for God; for example, Lord of Hosts and El Shaddai. Christ is the righteous judge and lover of mankind – his blessing proclaims God’s loving-kindness to mankind and his forgiveness to us. The Gospel Book represents the “Law” he gives us to live by and by which we will be judged. While he is a compassionate God he is an exacting God. IC XC is the first Greek-letter for Jesus Christ. Often add to these letters is NIKA – meaning Jesus Christ Conquers. “Save us Oh Son of God Risen from the Dead.” VIRGIN OF KAZAN ICON The Virgin of Kazan is one of the most beloved icons of the Mother of God (the Theotokos) and Christ Child. The Virgin Mary has been credited with helping to bring Christianity to the Slavic people by her tenderness and compassion. This image of the Virgin of Kazan played a large part in the “protection” of the Russian nation in its history; from the saving of the city of Kazan…to the saving of Moscow…to the saving of St Petersburg in the 1940s. This image of the Virgin Mary is also highly venerated in the Western church at the shrine of Our Lady of Fatima as well as the patroness of many prayer groups. “Through the prays of the Mother of God, O Savior Save Us” FEAST DAY ICONS THEIR CELEBRATION DATES ACCORDING TO THE GREGORIAN AND JULIAN CALENDARS) CLOCKWISE FROM THE TOP 1. Nativity of the Virgin Mary (Sept 8/23) 2. Presentation of the Virgin Mary in the Temple (Nov 21/Dec 4) 3. Annunciation by the Archangel Gabriel that Mary would become the Mother of God 4. Presentation of Christ in the Temple (Feb2/15) 5. Entry into Jerusalem – Palm Sunday one week before Pascha 6. Crucifixion of Christ – Holy or Good Friday 7. Doubting Thomas Sunday – a week after Pascha 8. Dormition (Falling Asleep) of the Mother of God (Aug 15/28) 9. Old Testament Trinity – the three angels that appeared to Abraham and Sarah prefiguring the Holy Trinity (Fifty Days after Pasha) 10. Feast of the Holy Spirit (Day after Pentecost) 11. Ascension of Christ to Heaven (Forty Days after Pascha) 12. PASCHA – the Resurrection – the Descent Into Hell 13. Transfiguration of Christ with Moses and Elijah before the apostle's Peter, James and John on Mount Tabor (Aug 6/19) 14 Baptism of Christ in the Jordon River by St John the Baptist (Jan 6/19) TRADITIONAL WEDDING GIFT especially among Slavic peoples. The tradition on “who” wo gives the icon set varies. Some sources relate that the icon of Christ is given to the groom by his parents and the icon of the Theotokos is given by the bride’s parents to her. Regardless of who gives the matched set to the newly “crowned” (the term used for a wedding in the Eastern Churches) couple as they begin the “new” Christian kingdom of family. Traditionally the icons are taken to the church to be blessed and remained 40 days before the wedding. In the wedding ceremony, the bride and groom may hold their respective icon during the “Dance of Isaiah” or they may receive them with the exhortation from the priest on the duties of the husband and wife using the examples of Abraham and Sarah. In old Russia, the wedding icons became the central icons of their “icon corner” (the domestic church) as they start their new family. The icon corner was an Eastern corner – easily visible to which the family or visitor would bow to acknowledge the presence of Christ and his Mother and Saints. Beautiful attractive diptych - Great for wedding 15 inch tall Icons inside with frame measures 14-inch tall x 10 inch width Width 11 inch - when diptych open width 22 inch Made in Ukraine Payments Shipping Returns About Us Contact Us PayPal is our preferred method of payments it's the quickest, easiest and most secure way to pay for your goods or services on . PayPal offers buyer and seller protection should there be a problem. If you do not have a PayPal account, to get started and buy your first item with us is very easy. Simply click on the 'Buy It Now' button and follow the checkout steps. Select PayPal as the payment method you then will be given the chance to enter your card details into PayPal's secure checkout in order to pay for your order. Once the payment has been made, you will then be given the opportunity to make your own PayPal account to make paying for your items in the future very easy. Orders usually ship within 24 hours of notification of payment received. 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XLG 15 Inch - Christ The Teacher and Virgin Of Kazan With Feasts Days Velvet:
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