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A STRANGE SCENE IN THE ICON OF THE DORMITION

Strange scene from Icon of the Dormition of the Theotokos

By John Sanidopoulos In many icons of the Dormition of the Theotokos, one can see a strange scene near the bottom: an angel invisibly cuts off the two hands of a certain man. What is the story behind this scene? Bewailing their separation from the Mother of God, the Apostles prepared to bury Her all-pure body. A solemn procession went ... Read More »

A Pertinent Reflection: The Need to Rediscover and Learn of Christianity’s Mystagogical Character

Prologue Not too long ago at Mode Of Life we received a comment on one of our published articles from one of the weblog’s visitors which expressed the following: “Salvation by grace; sanctification by aesthetic practices of Orthodox traditions. Really!!! Gal. 3:3 Having begun by the Spirit, are you now being perfected by the flesh? For did you suffer so ... Read More »