When you enter church, the narthex, you may light a candle, say a brief prayer, and place it among the icons. As you approach the inside doors you will see two nearby-icons hanging on either side of the nave walls that are facing you as you enter. Many do the sign of the cross and kiss the icon, before passing through the church doors. Once inside, the nave, you will see large size icons of Christ, Mary,and the other saints at the front holy alter

The lighted candle is very symbolic during many ceremonies within the Greek Orthodox church.  It represents the light of Christ according to Jesus’ own words, ” I am the light of the world; he who follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life”. Candles are displayed everywhere, the front of the church as you enter, the narthex, around the front of the altar in the nave, and in the holy altar.

Holy Family hand painted Icon

Holy Family icon

Hand Painted on wood Orthodox Icon -- Holy Mother Mary & Jesus

I love these icons!

Saint Dimitrios, from Saint Dimitrios Church, Thessaloniki, Greece

July 22nd - Feast Day of St. Mary Magdalene From the link: "This icon depicts Christ's appearance to Mary Magdalene outside the tomb after His resurrection from the dead. by the hand of Deacon Matthew Garrett 6" x 8" holy-icons.com"

Cyprus exhibition, Louvre, 2013, double-sided icon, 12th-13thc, Pelendri, Chapel-Museum of the Holy Cross

Rare Old Vintage Orthodox Icon of the Holy Archangel by gatonegro1

icon corner (cloud of witnesses/so many holy friends).

Saints of Scotland - beautiful icon!

Κοίμηση της Θεοτόκου, Saint Dimitrios Church, Thessaloniki, Greece


Byzantine Icon with Saint Demetrios, c. 950 - 1000


Double-Sided Pendant Icon with the Virgin and Christ Pantokrator, ca. 1080–1120 Byzantine; Made in Constantinople Inscribed in Greek initials: Mother of God (front); Jesus Christ, King of Glory (back) Cloisonné enamel, gold

this is our holy orthodoxy ... always patient and ready to receive us into its healing light. amazing how a little corner in the house like this becomes a complete church in itself; in turn a whole cosmos filled with God's love, embracing all who approach 'in faith and love'.

Saint Constantine the Great with Saint Helena, his mother.

icon of the Theotokos (Holy Mother of the Lord)

Virgin Mary the Mother of God Icon Pure Silver 999 & 22k by selon,