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    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

    I love these icons!

    Saint Cecilia icon

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

    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"

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    Saints of Scotland - beautiful icon!

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    Double-sided icon with Saint George, Byzantine and Christian Museum, Athens

    Byzantine Icon with Saint Demetrios, c. 950 - 1000

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    Rare Old Vintage Orthodox Icon of the Holy Archangel by gatonegro1

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

    icon of the Theotokos (Holy Mother of the Lord)

    Saint Dimitrios Church, Thessaloniki, Greece

    Double-sided Pendant Icon with the Virgin and Christ Pantokrator [Byzantine] (1994.403) | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

    Does any one know the meaning of this icon?