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SKU B-79592

The Russian Icon

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Product specification details
SKU B-79592
Place of Publication St. Peterburg
Publisher P-2
Year of Publication 2008
Number of Pages 128
Illustrations Yes
Cover Hardcover
Format Large
Language English
ISBN 978-5-93893-386-6
As an integral part of religious practice, icons held pride of place in early Russian churches. Orthodox theologians believed that icons, with their symbolic content, illustrated the Liturgy and added details that made the Gospels more comprehensible. While working on icons, theologians and iconographers used all available sources: the Gospels, hagiographies, verbal expressions from the Liturgy and other services, hymns, prayers, words of prophets, and commentaries. This limited edition book comes in a deluxe case featuring a picture image of the Our Lady of Vladimir icon in a gilded frame. It covers Novgorod, Pskov, Moscow, Tver, and Wonderworking icons. In English.