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St. Anthony’s Monastery, Part II: the Iconography

One of the highlights of my trip to St. Anthony’s Monastery last fall was the many icons displayed in the church and the chapels. They were brought over from Greece. Some of them look to me like hand-painted originals, others … Continue reading

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I is for Icon…by ARHuelsenbeck

This article first appeared on ARHtistic License. An icon (from Greek εἰκών eikōn “image”) is a religious work of art, usually a portrait-style painting, used in Eastern Orthodox churches and homes. The most common subjects are Christ, Mary, and saints. Eastern Orthodox tradition holds that the creation of … Continue reading

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