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#1 Yolanda

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 10:58 AM

What do these characters mean? He holds an open Gospel book in His left hand
Icon of Christ in Majesty: http://www.icon-art....&type=1&id=1123
(Note christ always smile)

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#2 Olga

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 11:33 AM

As far as I can make out, the left-hand page is John 7:24.

Do not judge according to appearance, but judge with righteous judgment.

Still working on the right-hand page, it's less distinct.

#3 Olga

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 02:34 PM

I may have worked out the right-hand page, it seems to be a contraction of Matthew 7:1-2.

Judge not, that you not be judged. For with what judgment you judge, you will be judged; and with the measure you use, it will be measured back to you.

#4 Yolanda

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 09:13 AM

Olga, dear sister, thank you , I am glad to have had your help, so I uploaded a couple of my pictures of prayer corner to share with you.
[attachment=523:Oct2012 IMG_3601.JPG]I look christ everyday, now I know What he said.


And about this icon: http://3rm.info/uplo...a/spasitel8.jpg Please continue...:)

#5 Olga

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 09:34 AM

Ah, this one is a very commonly used Gospel passage in icons of Christ. It's Matthew 11:28: Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

The inscription also includes the first few words of verse 29: Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.


#6 Yolanda

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 09:44 AM

Thank you!^ ^

#7 Olga

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 09:47 AM

My pleasure, Yolanda. I'm happy to help. :-)




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