This offer could not be combined with other coupons or discounts we do not charge state sales tax excl. At the 2008 conference of the orthodox theological society. Icons from the andrey rublev museum in clinton in the museum of russian icons in clinton mass an iconographer david clayton, artist in residence. An online orthodox books and gifts store offering an extensive line of eastern orthodox icons, books, gifts, music cds, jewelry, crosses, incense, censers, beeswax candles, prayer ropes, greeting cards. Ancient faith store offers an array of quality orthodox christian books, icons, jewelry, music, and gifts. Eastern icons are famous for their distinctive style of painting and its influence on easterns cultural development. What are the theological differences between the greek. The greek alphabet is the ultimate source for latin as well as cyrillic russian, but latin evolved via etruscan that changed a lot, while cyrillic was more direct though it did add extra letters, mostly for sibilants. That is perhaps to be expected of an icon purchased in the city of kokchetav, in kazakstan.
Russians sometimes speak of an icon as having been written, because in the russian language like greek, but unlike english the same word pisat, in russian means both to paint and to write. Athos, with inscriptions in english, slavonic, and greek and many of the most famous iconographers in history such as theophanes the cretan and st. Orthodox icons orthodox icons in greek, russian and byzantine. It is regretable that it is out of print, but it is worth the search and there is no risk in buying it unseen. John yiannias, professor emeritus of art history at the university of virginia. The difference between greek, russian, and antiochian orthodox is a lot like the difference between mexican and irish catholic parishes. In orthodox christian style of iconography the images are not painted entirely realistically. The greek, along with most other orthodox, use leavened bread, to symbolize the. For example, in the greek orthodox liturgy, they have never read from the book of revelation.
Russia converted to christianity about ad and adopted the orthodox eastern style of painting icons. Russian and greek icons of the 1718th centuries russian icons of the 16th century and earlier are getting harder to find with prices in the auctions rising at every sale. The tradition of eastern orthodox icon is known world wide. The difference between orthodox and catholic is in a number of aspects such as the belief of mary and the acceptance of the pope. From the charles pankow collection of russian and greek icons, thirteenth through nineteenth century. Search russian icon, greek icon and byzantine icon in title and click on. Russian icons and greek icons are the most soughtafter icons but rumanian icons represent a good choice too. Our store introduces the visitors to many of unique masterpieces in iconpainting art.
Differences between the roman catholic and greek orthodox. I have heard that in the russian orthodox wedding ceremony, icons are used. Russian and greek ikons from the charles pankow collection of russian and greek ikons through the nineteenth century by. Also do you know of any other differences between greek and russian traditions. There are cultural differences, the music and food are different, but members know thats all. Russian icons orthodox christian icons russian traditions. A history of icon painting is among the most comprehensive single books on the. Some, like some russian and serbian churches, use old church slavonic. Information for the objective student of russian, greek, and balkan icons. Icons are considered to be the gospel in paint, and therefore careful attention is paid to ensure that the gospel is faithfully and accurately conveyed. Orthodox icons orthodox icons in greek, russian and. Russian icon imagery became a standard visual language everyone, including the peasants, understood. Find a variety of intricate and religious russian orthodox icons here.
Orthodox icons, russian orthodox icons, greek orthodox. The greek orthodox archdiocese of america, with its headquarters located in the city of new york, is an eparchy of the ecumenical patriarchate of constantinople, the mission of the archdiocese is to proclaim the gospel of christ, to teach and spread the orthodox christian faith, to energize, cultivate, and guide the life of the church in the united states of america according to the orthodox. Eastern orthodox icon of our jesus christ the good shepherd the thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. Project muse russian and greek ikons from the charles.
Chapters, which were written by noted russian icon scholars, include the following topics. The technique of painting the russian icon takes its origin from the golden age of byzantine art and continues that style to this day. We sell, buy, appraise, and advise on antique objects of christian devotion. An overview of the history of the russian icon and its role in russian life. High quality handpainted orthodox icon of jesus the good shepherd. Greek orthodox vs russian orthodox vs orthodox in general. Atkinson was an art critic who inter alia wrote two books on english painters. Edited by a russian scholar, these two volumes contain 500 drawings collected from archives in russia to comprise one of the largest collections of icon prorisi and perevody imprints and transfers. As far as doctrine, holy tradition, understanding of scripture, etc. You can also see how an icon is painted in timelapse photography on our o holy night video. Visit our store and discover the richness and beauty of orthodox christianity.
The country today is about 60% kazak and 35% russian. How to read and comprehend a russian icon russia beyond. My answer to you will only capture the spiritual differences between the two. The main feature of the visual language of russian icons and the principal. The use and making of icons entered kievan rus following its conversion to orthodox. Its interesting that the prototypic images of saints and feast days seen in the russian icons have remained almost unchanged throughout the centuries. In the next pages you will discover a variety of russian and greek icons dating from circa 1500 to 1917.
Greek letters are used in mathematical notations and to some extent elsewhere. The reason that i will focus only on the spiritual differences is because there can be multiple differences between them. The icon most collectors are familiar with is a religious image painted on a wood panel which developed about the time of christ. We carry russian and greek orthodox icons, ancient and contemporary, from mt. It complements icon and devotion, the recently published book which explores the culture of the icon by adding the theological insights necessary to a full appreciation of the subject. What are the main differences between the greek orthodox and russian orthodox churches. Ikona or russian icon derives its name from the greek eikon meaning image. The word alphabet is formed from the first two letters alpha and beta of the greek alphabet. Detailed comparison of greek and russian world languages. You can purchase this icon of saint john the baptist here. You can discover more about the world of iconography at another page in this site, the symbolism and history of iconography. Eastern orthodox christian icons in byzantine, russian and. He observes that icons are at the core of the russian faith and sees them as.
Round bright icon on a white background gt29getty images france flag. An icon is a religious work of art, most commonly a painting, in the cultures of the eastern. Greek icons a readers guide to orthodox icons page 2. The virgin mother, adorer of the eucharistic face of christ vultus christi once concealed and revealed in the sacrament of the altar. We have also import hand painted or hand written icons.
Side by side look at similarities and differences for things like writing system, scripts used, total number of speakers, noun declensions, no. The key word is orthodox, with the ethnic designation in front being a secondary consideration. Icon pendants jeweled room office decor gifts for any occasion. It is a kind of metal cover to put on the surface of an iconpainting. Just like the icon of christ pantokrator, icons of the son of god with his mother are powerful testimonies to the.
Russian modern orthodox icon nevsky avenu, 22, saint petersburg, russia, 191104 rated 4. In addition to this, there is the fact that greek orthodox churches especially have a more fluid less formal or legalistic notion of how the idea of a canonical book should be applied. I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly. Why does the orthodox bible have more books than the. I picked up an awesome book at the monastery, its called our orthodox faith by. Eastern orthodox icons are usually twodimensional images and may be made of paint, mosaic, embroidery, weaving. An icon is a sacred image of the eastern orthodox church that was often painted on wood with tempera by monks in monasteries. A spectacular entrance to the world and wealth of orthodox icons and. These highquality drawings meticulously reproduce the outlines of canonical icon compositions. Icons and their interpretation information for the. On the other hand, irenaeus does not speak critically of icons or portraits in a general. Russian modern orthodox icon saint petersburg, russia. The russian icons from the 17th and 18th centuries are still undervalued and would make a worthwhile investment, although we always suggest that you only buy icons you know. Since the collapse of the soviet union, many russian icons have been repatriated via direct purchase by russian museums, private russian collectors, or as was the case of pope john paul ii giving an 18th century copy of the famous our lady of kazan icon to the.
United states about blog the ocp society firmly believe that both the byzantine eastern orthodox churches and the oriental orthodox churches are the true heirs to the one, holy, catholic and apostolic church of christ, which was the church of the apostles and the holy fathers. Icons should reveal the divine truth of existed persons or events. Eastern orthodox icons for sale russian orthodox greek. Good choice of antique russian and greek orthodox icons, bronzebrass skladen and crucifixes. Collection of antique russian and greek orthodox icons. From the charles pankow collection of russian and greek icons, thirteenth through nineteenth century temple, richard on. That is why in old books of icon transfers, the images are generally mirror image.
Icon gallery a constantly expanding collection of over 150 icons by the hand of matthew garrett. Christianity seems to be divided into the eastern and western churches that are referred to as orthodox and catholics respectively. The russian store is your trusted source for genuine antique russian icons and catholic relics. Page 2 find a variety of intricate and religious russian orthodox icons here.
Icons of the mother of god a readers guide to orthodox. This is a very difficult icon to place, because, to some extent, it reflects all three cultural types greek, russian, and arabic. The tradition of the orthodox church maintains that the first iconographer was the evangelist luke, and that the first icon he painted under divine inspiration was of the mother of god holding the christchild. Over unique items are available for purchase in our online store. Greek orthodox christian icons in byzantine and slavic styles. Difference between orthodox and catholic compare the. They are not real portraits of christ or virgin as a human persons in a flesh.
A large selection of eastern orthodox christian icons in byzantine, greek, russian and slavic styles for many occasions. Greek orthodox vs russian orthodox christian forums. The basic cyrillic alphabet is similar to the greek. So, it should be easiest to just go through the modern russian alphabet explaining the relationships.
Greek orthodox vs russian orthodox discussion in the ancient way eastern. Although russian and greek orthodox icons may seem similar at first glance, in fact, they are not the same. Since the collapse of the soviet union, many russian icons have been repatriated via direct purchase by russian museums, private russian collectors, or as was the case of pope john paul ii giving an 18thcentury copy of the famous our lady of kazan icon to the. Russian icons, diptyches and triptyches icons, festal icons, greek icons, wedding icons, icon matched sets, christmas ornament icons, and many more. Though significant in the history of religious doctrine, the byzantine. Russians sometimes speak of an icon as having been written, because in the russian language like greek, but.291 1198 1 105 1434 1170 338 217 1361 638 55 1471 517 1490 352 474 157 91 1063 339 382 1265 1152 734 854 1059 42 731 707 436 555 1376