Easter, Day 7: An Icon

Tomorrow is Orthodox Easter. Orthodox icons of the Resurrection are actually of what we would think of as ‘the harrowing of hell’ — they show Christ having beaten the gates of Hades and saving the souls of the saints such as John the Baptist, King David, Adam, and Eve. And this salvation is precisely what Easter is about.

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2 thoughts on “Easter, Day 7: An Icon

  1. The image was given to me on a disc FULL of Greek Orthodox icons and a catechism and lectures by a priest I’m friends with. The vibrancy of this icon seized me when I saw it, and I knew it was the one to choose.

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