Wednesday, February 15, 2012
ABC WEDNESDAY-"E" St. Elias, Greek Orthodox Church's Icons
On January 31st, I posted a photo of the outside of St. Elias the Prophet Greek Orthodox Church. The interior of this small church has an astonishing array of iconic paintings depicting various religious figures and biblical stories. Iconographers, aria Sigala and Nikos Spanopoulos, from Athens Greece have done the paintings. The one above is identified as the "Nativity of Christ", and is described in a"Guide to the Icons."
"The Virgin reclines at the entrance to the dark and humble cave in Bethlehem. The Holy Infant is within with an ox, ass and angels looking on. A young shepherd holds a lamb, representing the Lamb of God (Christ). Lower left corner: Infant Christ receives his first bath. Right: Joseph the Betrothed is confronted by the devil with doubts about the Virgin's conception."
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Tomorrow: More Icons!!