Joyous Feastday!

The Feast of Pentecost
Blessed art Thou, O Christ our God,
Who hast revealed the fishermen as most wise
 by sending down upon them the Holy Spirit – 
through them Thou didst draw the world into Thy net.
O Lover of Man, glory to Thee!

Trivia Question:  Who is the person at the bottom of the icon?

Answer: Kosmos or “the world”.  See the comment box for a fuller explanation.

4 thoughts on “Joyous Feastday!

  1. I recently read somewhere that this elderly king at the dark bottom of the icon symbolizes the “World”. The darkness that surrounds him indicates the state of ignorance and hopelessness the world was in before Pentecost. The cloth he is holding is supposed to be the word of God which is to spread throughout the world.

    In other icons the “World” is depicted by different people of various nations.

    I actually read this in a book written by a matushka! (a greek one)

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  2. The objects on the cloth are supposed to be 12 scrolls, one for each of the Apostles, who spread the Word to lands both near and distant.

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