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Orthodox icon of Saint Nicodemus the Disciple of the night and Myrrh-Bearer.
Commemorated Sunday of the Myrrh-bearers.
Together with them the rest Myrrh-Bearers, we celebrate also the secret disciple of the Savior, Nicodemus.
Nicodemus was a Jerusalemite, a prominent leader among the Jews and of the order of the Pharisees, learned in the Law and instructed in the Holy Scriptures. He had believed in Christ when, at the beginning of our Savior's preaching of salvation, he came to Him by night. Furthermore, he brought some one hundred pounds of myrrh-oils and an aromatic mixture of aloes and spices out of reverence for the divine Teacher (John 19:39).
Resurrection icon (SSC)
Orthodox icon of the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ in Silkscreen.
The gold in this icon is a real gold.
Resurrection of Jesus Christ our Lord Icon (SP)
Orthodox Icon of the Resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Silver-plated icon of the Resurrection on a special paper, with decoration.Silver-plated icons are made with the latest and very specific technique. The icon is a copy of a hand painted icon and the background is real silver foil 958*.
NOTICE: The colors of the icons seems little darker, because of the reflection in the scanner.
This is an icon depicting Jesus Christ's victory over death. He is shown on the opening of hades, standing victorious in glory on the lids of tombs. He is forcefully pulling Adam and Eve from the depths of hades. Christ is risen from the dead,Trampling down death by death,And upon those in the tombs bestowing life!-Paschal (Easter) Hymn
Jesus Christ "Bridegroom, Behold the Man" icon (4)
Jesus Christ "The King of Glory" icon (1)
Orthodox icon of Jesus Christ "The King of Glory" (2). Copy of an icon of 13th cent. Mount Athos.
In this icon, the nakedness of the body, the closed eyes, the open sarcophagus, the Cross, the instruments of the Passion, the wounds in the hands and the ribs and the hair down, consist the inclusion of the Holy Passion and forewarn the Resurrection.The Cross comprises the symbol of triumph of the Extreme Humility, the victory of immortality and life, and hope and salvation for the orthodox Christian.
The Theological Interpretation: The composition, while it is connected with the element of glory in a way that one illumines and completes the other one. The Humility of Christ is not meant in pietisitic, psychological or moral terms. Christ is not humbled to reach a moral perfection or for His own benefit. • His humility is emptiness, it is the pouring out of Himself and it is understood under the existential terms. He freely takes the human nature, except sin, and reaches the edge of death to heal it and deify it.
The icon of The Extreme Humility is the symbol of the Passion, which leads to the ultimate humility of Christ, with the ignominious death on the Cross, which He endured for the sake of human kind. He thus reaches at perfect condescension, into the absolute self-denial. Death is the ultimate enemy, who entered the life of man because of sin, because of his separation from God. Therefore, Christ comes as the Savior and gives his battle on the Cross as a King. His rule can only be nothing but servitude, since the king has become a servant out of love: "just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” (Matthew 20: 28)