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christianicon:

If one does not acknowledge Mary as Theotokos, he is estranged from God.
St. Gregory of Nazianzus
The golden incenser is the Virgin, and its pleasant scent is our Saviour. 
Coptic Orthodox Chant

christianicon:

If one does not acknowledge Mary as Theotokos, he is estranged from God.

St. Gregory of Nazianzus

The golden incenser is the Virgin, and its pleasant scent is our Saviour.

Coptic Orthodox Chant

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heroinscarlet:

The assembly of the Archangel Michael

The Archangel is shown in the center of a gathering of angels. A disk is held before him on which Christ Immanuel is seen. “Assembly” is Sobor in Slavonic and Synaxis in Greek. 
The inscription in this kind of icon is sometimes “Sobor stago Arkhistratiga Mikhaila i prochi nbnui sil. “The Assembly of the Holy General Michael and the Other Heavenly Powers”.

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digbyfullam:

Light through a window in a Greek Orthodox church in Lappa.

digbyfullam:

Light through a window in a Greek Orthodox church in Lappa.

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andygrubbs:

HE IS RISEN!

Shots from the Ethiopian Orthodox midnight Easter service at the Holy Sepulcher 

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yuri-rimsky:

The Royal Doors

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orto-dox:

there i light my candle, so that the virgin will protect you

orto-dox:

there i light my candle, so that the virgin will protect you

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'And if anyone,' our Lord says, 'shall compel you to go a mile, go with him two' (Mt. 5:41); so that you may not follow him as a slave, but may as a free man go before him, showing yourself in all things kindly disposed and useful to your neighbor, not regarding their evil intentions, but performing your kind services, likening your self to the Father.
From St. Irenaeus (The Ante-Nicene Fathers: Vol. I; Eerdmans pg. 477)
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(Source: nun-spam)

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As two pieces of wax fused together make one, so he who receives Holy Communion is so united with Christ that Christ is in him and he is in Christ.
— St. Cyril of Alexandria (via a-pilgrims-diary)
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dramoor:

Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner.
(Icon via web)

dramoor:

Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner.

(Icon via web)