Beautiful Icon of Joseph & Christ child doing carpentry. What!? This Icon is AMAZING! And the Theotokos is working in the background too. What a beautiful depiction of family life!

Beautiful Icon of Joseph & Christ child doing carpentry. What!? This Icon is AMAZING! And the Theotokos is working in the background too. What a beautiful depiction of family life!

"Soon thereafter, when he opened the hive, he was amazed that the bees showed respect and devotion to the icon, having "embroideed" it in wax, yet leaving uncovered the face and body of the Lord."  (add this story to the Spring part of the Wee Folk curriculum where it talks about bees)

"Soon thereafter, when he opened the hive, he was amazed that the bees showed respect and devotion to the icon, having "embroideed" it in wax, yet leaving uncovered the face and body of the Lord." (add this story to the Spring part of the Wee Folk curriculum where it talks about bees)

"Do not fear the conflict. Do not flee it. Where there is not struggle, there is no virtue." ~Saint John Chrysostom

"Do not fear the conflict. Do not flee it. Where there is not struggle, there is no virtue." ~Saint John Chrysostom

Рождество Пресвятой Богородицы.  Россия.16 век

Рождество Пресвятой Богородицы. Россия.16 век

I don't know why, I just love this picture. Добри Добрев.Старец из Болгарии.

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