Icons from the Byzantine Museum in Athens

Posted September 12, 2019 2:38 am by Gregory DiPippo

Icons from the Byzantine Museum in Athens

The Byzantine and Christian Museum in Athens, Greece, has, as one might well imagine, a particular impressive and important collection of icons. Here is a selection of photos taken on a recent visit by a friend of mine, Fr Joseph Sigur, who was ordained just last December in the diocese of Beaumont, Texas, with our thanks.A double-sided processional icon of the Crucifixion, first painted in the 9th century, then touched up in the 10th century, and again in the 13th. The reverse of the preceeding, the Virgin “Hodegetria – She who shows the way”, added in the 16th century.Processional icon of

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