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Anyone know what this icon says? It looks Russian. I think I see a "Christ" on the first line; then a "psyche" ("soul") and "zooan" ("life") on the second line.
 

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hecma925 said:
It's all Greek to me.
Yes, it is Greek. So it's wrong place.

Ah, and most of Slavic icons have titles and descriptions written in Church Slavonic, not Russian
 

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Hi Jetavan,

It's Greek, the beginning of Homily 7 (on the Hexaemeron) by St. Basil the Great (The creation of moving creatures):
(Καὶ εἶπεν ὁ Θεὸς) ἐξαγαγέτω τὰ ὕδατα ἑρπετὰ ψυχῶν ζωσῶν καὶ πετεινὰ πετόμενα

(And God said) Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly
 

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Apostolos said:
Hi Jetavan,

It's Greek, the beginning of Homily 7 (on the Hexaemeron) by St. Basil the Great (The creation of moving creatures):
(Καὶ εἶπεν ὁ Θεὸς) ἐξαγαγέτω τὰ ὕδατα ἑρπετὰ ψυχῶν ζωσῶν καὶ πετεινὰ πετόμενα

(And God said) Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly
Thanks. That must be Genesis 1:20.
 

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In an icon I recently purchased, St. Sergius of Radonezh is holding this:

Would anyone translate?
 

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"Lord, look down from Heaven upon this place, and visit it with Your mercy."

It's from his Life, when he blessed a monastery newly-established by St. Alexius of Moscow, later to be called the Andronikov Monastery after its first hegumen, St. Sergius' disciple St. Andronik.
 

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"Lord, look at this place from Heaven and fill it with Your mercy"

It's probably a quote from somewhere but I cannot find the reference.
 

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mike said:
"Lord, look at this place from Heaven and fill it with Your mercy"

It's probably a quote from somewhere but I cannot find the reference.
It's similar to one of the verses of the psalm 79 that's also used in the pontifical Liturgy. But maybe the exact quotation is from a different psalm?...
 

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Dominika said:
mike said:
"Lord, look at this place from Heaven and fill it with Your mercy"

It's probably a quote from somewhere but I cannot find the reference.
It's similar to one of the verses of the psalm 79 that's also used in the pontifical Liturgy. But maybe the exact quotation is from a different psalm?...
Yeah, it was familiar with bihop's blessing to me as well.
 

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I'm not even going to make an Oscar Awards joke. What is going on here?

EDIT--huh...
 

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I find it amusing that Christ is holding Adam like an ice cream cone.
 

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"I do not want death for the sinner but that they turn..."

From Ezekiel 33:11:

"Say to them: ‘As I live,’ says the Lord God, ‘I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but that the wicked turn from his way and live. Turn, turn from your evil ways! For why should you die, O house of Israel?’" (NKJV)
 
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