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HaydenTE said:
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St John of Novgorod flying on his demon horse
Context, please?
According to legend, St. John captured a demon and forced it to carry him to Jerusalem.
 

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Acts 2:17/Joel 2:28 combined with the tongues of flame?
 

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This sentence is a paraphrase of Psalm 103(104):30. When I attended a course in a Roman Catholic seminary years ago, at least one teacher always started his classes with a prayer centred on this particular sentence. It says "Send Thy Spirit, Lord, and renew the face of the Earth". The urban background, the focus on fire and the Eastern-ish inspiration makes me suspect this is a charismatic image.
 

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15th Century Czech Catholic.


Excuse me while I never stop screaming...
 

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Justin Kolodziej said:
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A MacBook!
Also notice that the demons are rudely yapping on our their cell phones....FOR ALL ETERNITY.

That really is HELL!
Just an endless succession of Farmville invitations from your aunt.
 

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Iconodule said:
Justin Kolodziej said:
Mor Ephrem said:
A MacBook!
Also notice that the demons are rudely yapping on our their cell phones....FOR ALL ETERNITY.

That really is HELL!
Just an endless succession of Farmville invitations from your aunt.
Fake news articles about Hell freezing over that are just there to give you false hope...
 

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Is that one of Mikhail Kalashnikov's creations peeking over St. Evgeny's left shoulder?
 

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hecma925 said:
Is that supposed to be Jesus as a girl?
Androgynous princely figures are a big thing in Japanese history (and some Japanese women find them quite attractive, I'm told).
 

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That one's kind of sad to me because it looks like it's sooooo close to being a proper icon.
 

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Volnutt said:
That one's kind of sad to me because it looks like it's sooooo close to being a proper icon.
It looks like the painter took some inspiration from the front cover of The Son of God movie.

But yeah I think it looks nice too.
 

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Volnutt said:
That one's kind of sad to me because it looks like it's sooooo close to being a proper icon.
Which is why so many of Robert Lentz's "icons" are so subversive. They're well-executed in a painterly sense, but they fail as icons. At best, they are deficient in content, at worst, propaganda pieces and often blasphemous.

 

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Jackson02 said:
Mor Ephrem said:
Confession or Ordination?
This looks like an ordination to me.
But both of them have omophorion...

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Are the letters Armenian?

It's Georgian. Specifically in the Mkhedruli script, which begot the modern Georgian alphabet.
Ah, sometimes (but not always, it depends on the Georgian scipt, I suppose) they look for me so similarly..

 

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Please, allow children come to Me! (in Romanian)



What do you think about it? That's a new type of, let's say, anti-abortion icon (I know 3 other types).
 

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Please, allow children come to Me! (in Romanian)



What do you think about it? That's a new type of, let's say, anti-abortion icon (I know 3 other types).
It belongs in the Schlock Icons thread. Yet another example of hijacking iconography to serve a sociopolitical cause. It doesn't matter if the cause is worthy or good.
 

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I like it. I'm guessing it represents the finding of a miraculous icon in Ethiopia?
 

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Briven said:


This ones really odd and I have absolutely no idea what it's trying to depict.  All I know is it is an old believer created icon.
link to description:
https://russianicons.wordpress.com/2015/04/06/putting-out-the-fire-the-pure-soul-icon-type/
 
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