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Praying with icons

Author: Jim Forest
Publisher: Maryknoll, N.Y. : Orbis Books, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Offers an introduction to the ancient tradition of icons with emphasis on their role in the spiritual life. Beginning with a history of iconography, this work shows how icons are not "art" in the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Meditations
Prayers
Prayers and devotions
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jim Forest
ISBN: 1570751129 9781570751127
OCLC Number: 35848919
Description: xx, 171 p., : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
Contents: In the image of God. A short history of icons --
Qualities of the icon --
The making of an icon --
Prayers of an iconographer --
Rules for the icon painter --
Color in iconography --
Prayer. The need to pray --
Praying in body and soul --
The face of the savior and icons of the great feasts. Christ, pantocrator : lord of creation --
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 --
The saints. Devotion to the saints --
The mother of God of tenderness --
The mother of God of the sign --
Sts. Anne and Joachim --
Archangels --
St. John the forerunner --
St. Nicholas the wonderworker --
St. George the dragon slayer --
St. Sergius of Radonezh --
St. Seraphim of Sarov --
Holy fools --
Prayers of the day. Morning prayer --
Evening prayer --
Compline Prayers of intercession --
The litany of peace --
Obtaining icons or icon prints.
Responsibility: Jim Forest.

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"Jim Forest's understanding, appreciation, and devotion to icons provides a brilliant new spiritual pathway for us all."--Paul Wilkes "There is something about icons which continues to fascinate Read more...

 
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