1. 4-6, 10, 13-16, 18, 22-28). This modern icon of the Transfiguration is by the Monk Michael of the Holy Mountain of Mt. And the reality is that every event, every day, and every second in our lives all have the potential of revealing God's energies and movement from His mysterious essence. 3 And behold, Moses and Elijah appeared to them, talking with Him. The halo around the head of Christ is inscribed with the Greek words O on, meaning "The One Who is". These two figures, whose lives did not intersect with the historical Jesus, are revealing the mysterious unified field of God, in which past, present and future are inseparable. He describes “Nonetheless, there is only one unoriginated essence, the essence of God.”” There are however energies of God which have beginning and an end, as all the saints will confirm”. In the icon of the Feast of the Transfiguration, Christ is the central figure (1. В основе образа - тексты видения пророка Иезекииля (Иез. Log in to your Tumblr account to start posting to your blog. During this Lenten season let us all be open and surprised every day by the possibility of Transfiguration in our lives. We know from the Hebrew Scriptures that Moses was a man of great stature and the giver of the Law. At Christ’s feet we observe Peter, James, and John, bended in different postures, almost overwhelmed by the awesome mystery unfolding, and in the same time, comforted by the rays of light coming from Christ. Transfiguration of Lord. Миколай з житієм, др. The Armoury. 1680s. Although we can be alone at home, through computer, Facebook, twitter, instagram, and emails we are constantly connected and bombarded with information. The Icon of the Transfiguration Sermon written by Ioana Popa and delivered by Shannon Sakellariou at St. Mary Church on March 12, 2017 as part of Antiochian Women's Month As a chaplain, my husband Sebastien has the reputation of being able to engage and enliven many people with dementia, to the point of making them talk after years of silence. Jesus took three of His trusted disciples, Peter, James, and John, to the top of Mount Tabor. We notice Christ transformed and illumined and the slight “rays” coming from Christ, which represent the energies of Christ shining forth from His essence towards his disciples, and by extension, to us as well. Athos in northeastern Greece. Jesus, Peter, James, and John had to remove themselves from their community and go on Mount Tabor. The chaplain who has a vision of human resilience beyond the surface, can bring the patient with dementia, deemed to silence by a medical diagnosis, into aliveness and sound. "Now after six days Jesus took Peter, James, and John his brother, led them up on a high mountain by themselves; and He was transfigured before them. Commemorated August 6th. Явление Божьей славы передается на иконе в виде символических фигур - геометрических и изоморфных, они обозначают различные силы небесные, земные и небесные уровни. In the story, Jesus, in his majesty, continues to minister to them, telling them not to be afraid. The church we became a part of is named after this, The Holy Transfiguration and since we just celebrated the transfiguration, I thought this would be a lovely addition to our home. As you look at the icon, you notice the mountain, which is usually the scene of many important events throughout the story of salvation both in the Old and New Testament: from Abraham bringing his son Isaac on Mount Moriah, Moses receiving the 10 commandments on Mount Sinai, Jesus giving his Sermon on the Mount, etc. People with dementia don't remember their past nor have a vision for a future, I was thinking to myself with my skeptical scientific mind. My invitation today for us is to cultivate this openness and quietness on a daily basis so we can become an open vessel for God, allowing His mysterious essence and energies to move us and surprise us. See more ideas about the transfiguration, orthodox icons, iconography. We live in an era of many opportunities, distractions and inner fragmentations, in which is it is difficult to sense sometimes the uncreated energies of God. I have been struck by my husband’s work from the first day I met him at Holy Cross at the Pappas Institute, when he presented his theological paper “Past, Future, Present after St. Augustine, in Spiritual Work with Patients with Dementia”. Cathedral of the Annunciation, Moscow Kremlin. Elijah is one of the prophets of Israel, someone whose coming, according to the Jewish belief, would usher in the Kingdom of the LORD. ХV ст., Горлиця. New participant of the our catalog Divine Temple – Iconographic Arts Institute (USA) To publish your icons: Versta-k.ru/en/catalog/55/696/ The published catalogs you can see at: Versta-k.ru/en/catalog/67/, THE TRANSFIGURATION OF CHRIST - RUSSIAN, 17TH CENTURY - Standing on the summit of Mount Tabor, flanked by the Prophets Elijah and Moses, both bending towards him, three rays directed from Christ's body towards the disciples in the lower part of the image, the golden haloes of the figures standing out against the alternate greens and browns that dominate the composition 8¾ x 7 in. ); Ms. Ludwig II 5 (83.MB.69), fol. Our church fathers talk about the process of “Theosis”, a co-creation, a process of transformation in which the grace of God illumines and helps to transforms us. In Theophanes’ Icon of the Transfiguration, for perhaps the first time in an icon, the ascent and descent of Mt Tabor is shown. Back then I marveled in disbelief: what does he mean by past, future, and present for patients with dementia? The Transfiguration of Jesus. 4 Then Peter answered and said to Jesus, “Lord, it is good for us to be here; if You wish, let us make here three tabernacles: one for You, one for Moses, and one for Elijah. 45v; The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, Ms. Ludwig II 5, fol. He can sooth a crying patient, even when he does not even know his or her spoken language. He writes about the essence and the energies of God. In hearing about his work and reading his writings I sensed a fundamental core premise which he breaths and embodies and is a daily inspiration for me. The 14th century theologian St. Gregory of Palamas, who we celebrate today, beautifully defines and describes in his work the subtle ways in which the mystery of God is revealed in the world.

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