Monday, March 28, 2016


Christ is Risen!
Here is one of my favorite icons, I think I've talked about it before, but a basic rundown is that icons aren't so much a snapshot or a portrait, the way western religious art is. They're more like symbolic depictions of many things at once. Here we have Christ's Resurrection, and he is also pulling Adam and Eve out of graves, or limbo. The doors of hell are broken down and under them is an old man, Death. Reminds me of the hymn we sing at Divine Liturgy during Paschal time.
Christ is risen from the dead,
By death He conquered death,
and to those in the tomb He granted life
I hope you all had a wonderful and joyous Easter! :D
And also enjoy this marvelous piece by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov!

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