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Epitaphios, from the Stavronikita Monastery, Mt Athos (16th Century). Burial of Christ Icon

The Epitaphios

Epitaphios, from the Stavronikita Monastery, Mt Athos Century). Burial of Christ Icon

Traditional Orthodox Icons - In the Orthodox icon of the Crucifixion and His bringing down from the cross, all the figures, Christ Himself, the Theotokos, and all those portrayed, show minimal expression. One of the icon's primary function is not to display the passions but dispassion. It is not supposed to be theatrical and worldly, but humble and dignified; dispassion is the route to salvation.

Traditional Icons, The Difference Between Western Art and Iconography

Theotokos with Christ Triptych Hand-Painted Greek Orthodox Icon » Hand-written Icon Triptychs » ArchangelsBooks.com

Handpainted Greek Orthodox Icon "Theotokos with Christ" Triptych love the colors, the lines, the billowing fabric and the face.

Εμμανουήλ Λαμπάρδος-Επιτάφιος θρήνος, Τέλη 16ου – Αρχές 17ου αιώνα

The Lamentation. Painted by the Cretan artist Emmanuel Lambardos. At the bottom of the icon there is a jar containing .

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The Family tree of Jesse (Jesejeva loza) from Visoki Dečani (monastery). At OSU library

The Meeting of the Lord in the Temple (also called the Presentation)