Monday, June 16, 2008

The Most-Holy And Life-Giving Trinity

The Most-Holy And Life-Giving Trinity.

Troparion - Tone 8

Blessed art You, O Christ Our God, Who have revealed the fishermen as most wise by sending down upon them the Holy Spirit. Through them You drew the world into Your net, O Lover of Man, Glory to You!

The Visitation Of Abraham.

Kontakion - Tone 8

When the most High came down and confused the tongues, He divided the nations; but when he distributed the tongues of fireHe called all to unity. Therefore, with one voice, we glorify the All-holy Spirit!


Rhology said...

Depicting the Father in icon is unbiblical. That's terrible.

Lucian said...

What do You mean ? :-\

Rhology said...

The Father is depicted here in icon. What the heck?
The Father cannot be seen. He dwells in unapproachable light (1 Tim 6). Why is it OK to depict Him in image? Or the Holy Spirit?

I understand the Son, OK. But the other 2?

Lucian said...

The icon is typological. (The Logos, though, is nonetheless present there, amidst the other two Holy Angels).

The Ancient Of Days is the Son, so the other icon is incorrect, showing practically two Sons or two Christs.

And the Spirit appears depicted as a Dove in the Baptism icon, and as tongues of fire in the Pentecost icon, as it wellpleased Him to appear unto us.

Rhology said...

I see no dove nor tongues of fire in these two icons.
If these do not then represent the Trinity, why did you call this post the "Most-Holy and Life-Giving Trinity"? It's misleading.

Do you agree that it is blasphemous to represent the Father in icon?

Lucian said...

The icon is typological, as I've already explained. (There can be no "brutal" icon of the Holy Trinity, if that's what You have in mind). It is either this icon, or no icon at all.

It is unOrthodox to represent the Father in icon, since all of the Old Testament Theophanies are Christophanies. (This is a Patristic axiom).