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The Holy Chinese Martyrs of the Orthodox Church as depicted in an icon commissioned in 1990

The most famous of the surviving Byzantine mosaics of the Hagia Sophia in Constantinople - the image of Christ Pantocrator [wiki]

Liberalism: Stuck Halfway Between Heaven and Earth

Processional Cross, 16th century, Eithiopia. "This cross was created in the province of Tigray, near the Red Sea, the birthplace of Ethiopia's earliest kingdom and of Christianity in Africa.  Underlying this exceptional object's aesthetic is a technically accomplished fusion of wood sculpture and metalwork..."

Processional Cross, wood and metal - Ethiopia, Tigray region, considered the birthplace of Christianity in Africa - The Metropolitan Museum of Art

An Explanation of the Traditional Russian Orthodox Three-bar Cross    (also called the Eight-pointed Cross)

An Explanation of the Traditional Russian Orthodox Three-bar Cross (also called the Eight-pointed Cross)

Mandylion [Jesus Christ] (Image of Edessa), Yaroslavl, c. 1st half 13th century

Icon of the Holy Mandylion of Christ half of century) iconographer Father Gregoire Krug ☩

Iconography Courses for May and Upcoming . . . .

The Center for Byzantine Material Arts

Byzantine wedding ring, depicting Christ uniting the bride and groom, 7th century, nielloed gold (Musée du Louvre).

Byzantine wedding ring, depicting Christ uniting the bride and groom, century, nielloed gold (Musée du Louvre).

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