| Chapter 1 - Contents
All texts and links on this site is organized into six chapters:
==> (1) Introductory Pages
(2) Medieval Byzantine Icons - by Country of origin
(3) Contemporary Byzantine Icons - by Iconographer
(4) Byzantine Icons by Subject
(5) General References
(6) Miscellaneous Pages
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What are Byzantine icons?
Treasures of the Eastern Orthodox Church - The Meaning of Icons - The difference between Icon Painter and Iconographer - The difference between Sacred Art and Holy Images - The Dogma of Chalcedon.
The Dogma of Chalcedon
The Icon of Christ : the Graphical Expression of the Dogma of Chalcedon
The page touches on all major subjects of Icons Explained. In addition, it explains in further detail what is meant with "Ancient, Medieval and Contemporary Byzantine Icons handpainted in the Traditional Eastern Orthodox style".
Introduction: The Essential Feature of Icons
Image of the invisible, presence of the Invisible - The first images - The Holy Virgin Mary proclaimed Mother of God - Iconography and Iconoclasm in Byzantium - The triumph of Orthodoxy - Conclusion - Bibliography.
Veneration of the Holy Virgin Mary
Says Russian Theologian Serge Boulgakov : "He or she who doesn't venerate Mary doesn't know Christ either. And a faith in Christ that doesn't include the devotion to the Mother of God, is a different faith, a christianity that is different of that of the Church."
The Akathist Hymn
The Akathist Hymn is the most beautiful song of praise of all times in honor of the Theotokos (Mother of
God). The page provides the full text of the Hymn in both English and French. And you can listen to the
choral execution of (part of) the Hymn by several different choirs.
The more one delves into this subject, the better one comes to see (experience) that an icon can be a truly unique and powerful mediator. A collection of some 15 one-page articles (links) by different authors.
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