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Praying with icons

Author: Jim Forest
Publisher: Maryknoll, N.Y. : Orbis Books, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev., expanded edView all editions and formats
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First published ten years ago, this volume has been widely recognized as a modern spiritual classic. Forest describes the history and theology behind icons, tells how they are made, and discusses how  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Meditations
Prayers and devotions
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jim Forest
ISBN: 9781570757587 1570757585
OCLC Number: 173683587
Description: xxii, 218 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : one person's journey to icons --
In the image of God --
A short history of icons --
Qualities of the icon --
The making of an icon --
Color in iconography --
Rules for the icon painter --
An iconographer's prayer --
Prayer --
Learning to pray --
Praying in body and soul --
The face of the savior and icons of Christ's mother --
Christ, pantrocrator : Lord of creation --
Devotion to Christ's mother --
The Mother of God of the sign --
The Mother of God of tenderness --
She who shows the way --
Icons of the great feasts --
Annunciation --
Christ's nativity --
Christ's baptism : theophany --
Transfiguration --
The raising of Lazarus --
Entry into Jerusalem --
The Holy Supper --
Crucifixion --
Resurrection --
Ascension --
The descent of the Holy Spirit --
Holy Trinity --
The dormition of the Mother of God --
Icons of saints --
Devotion to the saints --
Archangels --
Saints Anne and Joachim --
Saint Nicholas the wonderworker --
Saint Martin of Tours --
Saint Gerasimos, desert father --
Saint George the dragon slayer --
Saint Sergius of Radonezh --
Saint Seraphim of Sarov --
New martyr Saint Elizabeth --
Saint Maria of Paris --
Holy fools --
Prayers of the day --
Morning prayer --
Evening prayer --
Compline --
Prayer of intercession --
The Litany of Peace --
Obtaining icons or icon prints.
Responsibility: Jim Forest.
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