It must begin with Zechariah’s silence. Nothing against poor old Zechariah. Who can blame him for asking a decent question? The text tells us that both he and Elizabeth were upright and blameless before the Lord. So even if Gabriel comes off as a little testy and indignant, slapping Zechariah with silence for a tiny slip-up of doubt, maybe the ... Read More
One of the rare icons of the Theotokos. the Virgin Mary with baby Jesus in the womb Name iconographer, unfortunately, is not known.