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Artist: Vivarini, Bartolomeo {ca.1440~ca.1500} "St Ambrose" Polyptych {central panel} ~ Date: 1477 ~ Movement: Renaissance {Early Italian, "Quattrocento"} ~ Theme: Saints ~ Technique: Tempera ~ Museum: Gallerie dell' Accademia ~ Location: Venice, Italy

Artist: Vivarini, Bartolomeo "St Ambrose" Polyptych {central panel} ~ Date: 1477 ~ Movement: Renaissance {Early Italian, "Quattrocento"} ~ Theme: Saints ~ Technique: Tempera ~ Museum: Gallerie dell' Accademia ~ Location: Venice, Italy

Иоанн Златоуст. Мозаика, монастырь Осиос Лукас, Греция

Иоанн Златоуст. Мозаика, монастырь Осиос Лукас, Греция

“Almsgiving above all else requires money, but even this shines with a brighter luster when the alms are given from our poverty. The widow who paid in the two mites was poorer than any human, but she outdid them all.” – St. John Chrysostom ------------------------------------------------------ Иоанн Златоуст (из деисусного чина). Век: XVI ~ Государственный Русский музей, Санкт-Петербург

“Almsgiving above all else requires money, but even this shines with a brighter…

The icon had been covered by another depiction of the Three Hierarchs in the post-Byzantine years. When the newer painting wa...

The icon had been covered by another depiction of the Three Hierarchs in the post-Byzantine years. When the newer painting wa.

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“Christians should offer their brethren simple and unpretentious hospitality.” —Attributed to St. Basil the Great , Archbishop of Caesa.

Icon-"The Mind Giver".2007    I sometimes worry that this is more along the lines of a talisman than an icon.

Contemporary original oil paintings, abstract still life with flowers, expressionist landscape, modern cityscape paintings, abstract figure art gallery by Georgian artist Tamara.

St. Agnes  Early Christian Mosaics from the Fourth to the Seventh Centuries: Rome, Naples, Milan, Ravenna.  Fourteen Plates in Color.  Translated from the German, 1946.  Jewelled belt, wrapped over dress, decorated underdress and fabric belt. Wonderfully complex hair style. I love it.

Agnes Early Christian Mosaics from the Fourth to the Seventh Centuries: Rome, Naples, Milan, Ravenna. Fourteen Plates in Color. Translated from the German,

Le icone del SS. Salvatore

Le icone del SS. Salvatore

Christ Enthroned, Byzantine mosaic from the Narthex of Hagia Sophia, Istanbul

Christ Enthroned, Byzantine mosaic from the Narthex of Hagia Sophia, Istanbul - Seen this in the Hagia Sophia. Absolutely as vibrant today as the day it was finished.

Stunning ancient mosaic of the Nativity of the MostHoly Mother of God, The MostHoly Glorious Lady Theotokos and EverVirgin Mary -- detailed pics http://www.orthodoxy-icons.com/monasteryvatopedi/177-nativity-of-the-blessed-virgin-mary.html The feast is celebrated September 8th.

Stunning ancient mosaic of the Nativity of the MostHoly Mother of God, The MostHoly Glorious Lady Theotokos and EverVirgin Mary --

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