I apologize, I was being facetious. I wrote based solely on what you wrote: "The kids are all wrong." Please forgive me.Mor Ephrem said:The Fatima apparitions were to three children--two girls and a boy--and didn't involve the Christ Child until the very last vision. But this icon has what appear to be three boys. I don't know why you would assume I hate children? ??? That's rather unkind.
Sorry orthonorm but you are wrong here. The icon is of the Trinity, not of the Father. In fact it's more of an icon of an icon since the angels with Christ acted as a type of the Trinity.orthonorm said:LBK ain't going to like this because although you can't depict God the Father as an "old man" nor at all, you can depict Him as a man in this particular icon. Making the icon so precise to bring out the noetic nature of the visitors to Abraham I think means you can no longer have your Trinity cake and eat it to.Nephi said:"The Hospitality of Abraham in the style of St. Alban’s Psalter, by Peter Murphy"
It's supposed to represent the footprint left behind after the apparition of Our Lady of Pochaev. Strange.Nephi said:I realize this isn't really an icon, but what would the use for this be other than perhaps decoration?
It is indeed representing the miraculous footprint at Pochaev. It would have been far better to have a properPochaevskaya icon which features the footprint (many of them do).Irish Melkite said: