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March 14, 2015  (Source: http://www.churchpop.com)

NFTU: Of course, many refuse to believe the Holy Ghost was active in the tradition and in the iconographers of the Church to be able to depict Our Lord accurately. Nevertheless, it is still enriching to see some of the oldest images (produced by the Orthodox Church, of course!) of Our Lord and Our Lady.

In the image list of Our Lord they seem to omit the recent discovery of the Spanish image. Though, it is possible that, like the Ravenna image of “Christ the Conqueror” it is not in the same ‘class’ as these six. Though the “Good Shepherd” at least would warrant the inclusion of the Spanish discovery.

The amazing similarity, throughout all the centuries of the images of Our Lady with Our Lord are astounding.  Whether one sees the 5th century Italian “Protectress of the Roman People” icon in Rome or the Sinaite “Madonna and Child Enthroned Among the Angels and Saints”, we see the essential unity of the Orthodox Christian iconographic tradition across a wide area of geography.

Six of the Oldest Images of Christ

Eight of the Oldest Images of the Theotokos

 

March 14, 2015

Six of the Oldest Images of Christ and Eight of the Oldest Images of the Theotokos

March 14, 2015  (Source: http://www.churchpop.com) NFTU: Of course, many refuse to believe the Holy Ghost was active in the tradition and in the iconographers of the Church […]
March 13, 2015

Report to Serbian True Orthodox Church Regarding Recent Meeting with Bp. Aremije of Raska and Prizken

March 13, 2015  (Source: http://serbiantrueorthodox.blogspot.com/) A Report to the Holy Hierarchical Council of the STOC on a visit and conversation with Bishop Artemije Your Grace, For a […]
March 12, 2015

Vatican Hosts Feminist-Gay Conference

March 12, 2015  (Source: https://www.lifesitenews.com) ROME, March 11, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) – This weekend the Vatican formally hosted one of Britain’s most virulently pro-abortion and pro-homosexual writers, as […]
March 12, 2015

World Orthodox Hierarchs “Debate Homosexuality” Amongst Themselves At Chambesy

March 12, 2015  (Source: https://orthodoxword.wordpress.com) NFTU:  We’re basically witnessing the slow and gradual transformation of the World ‘Orthodox’ Patriarchates into the Anglican Communion circa 1970.     […]