Christ Pantokrator is now Providence, Divine Action and the Church
Even though the title Christ Pantokrator sums up the central ethos of this blog - that Jesus Christ is ruler of all, that the doctrine of God's providence must be defined by Christ - I've begun to wonder if the blog title itself is a bit too obscure. I've decided to try something a little more unspectacular - Providence, Divine Action and the Church - in the hope that this new title indicates the blog's contents more clearly. The first post of Christ Pantokrator may be found here.
Christ the King/Reign of Christ | The Christian Year | Presbyterian Mission Agency
Christ the King / Reign of Christ At the conclusion of the Christian year, the church gives thanks and praise for sovereignty of Christ, who is Lord of all creation and is coming again in glory to reign (see Revelation 1:4-8). This festival was established in 1925 by decree of Pope Pius XI. Originally it took place on the last Sunday in October, just prior to All Saints’ Day. Now it is celebrated on the last Sunday of the Christian year, a week before the season of Advent begins.
Unknown Artist. St John the Baptist. St Catherine Monastery. Mt Sinai EGYPT. 6th century
St John the Baptist Unknown Artist 6th century St Catherine Monastery Mount Sinai (South Sinai Governorate) EGYPT
The Pictorial Metaphysics of the Icon: Part III
The Pictorial Metaphysics of the Icon Part III By Fr. Silouan Justiniano The traditional artist is not an archaist, but perfectly justified in his conviction that the forms he makes use of are “his…
Christmas in Tativille. "Narrative in Icons of the Nativity: The Representational Problematic of the Nativity Feast and Two Solutions"
Figure 1. Scenes of the Nativity. 11th century. The fundamental problem posed by narrative representations in icons seems simple enough: if icons are objects of veneration capable of effecting intercession – that is, if icons are idols in some sense – then what are we to make of scenes that minimize or obscure the presence of a mediating agent? A second related question follows: is it possible to offer supplication to figures in action – that is, to distracted subject matter? If it is not…