This book showcases a collection of extraordinarily beautifulicons that introduces readers and art appreciators to the spiritual riches of the Byzantine liturgical tradition. The author, Fr. Michael Evdokimov, presents an icon for each of the twelve great feasts of the Orthodox Christian liturgical year. Preceding each icon is a brief commentary of what the reader can hope to find in the icon, including nuances for meditating on the icon. Quotations from spiritual writers of all ages of Christianity are interspersed in the book.
In a simple, straightforward manner, Fr. Michael Evdokimov shows how the prayers and the icons used to worship God can nourish the spiritual life. Although he sets before his readers beliefs and practices common to Orthodox people everywhere in the world, anyone who appreciates beautiful art will find much to savor here.
List of Icons:
Icon of the Birth of the Mother of God • Icon of the Exaltation of the Cross • Icon of the Presentation of the Virgin in the Temple • Icon of the Nativity of the Lord • Icon of the Epiphany of the Lord • Icon of the Holy Meeting of the Lord • Icon of the Annunciation • Icon of the Entrance into Jerusalem • Icon of Easter • Icon of the Ascension • Icon of Pentecost • Icon of the Transfiguration • Icon of the Dormition • Rublov's Icon of the Trinity • The Icon of Christ
- Publisher: Paulist Press (January 25, 2004)
- ISBN-10: 0809142783
- ISBN-13: 9780809142781
- Language: English
- Paperback: 112 pages
Softbound. 112 pp.