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#417070 - 06/06/17 08:14 PM Icon of St. Andrew of Crete  
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Is there a kind reader who can translate the (Greek?) text of this icon?

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#417078 - 06/08/17 12:57 PM Re: Icon of St. Andrew of Crete [Re: TonyM]  
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It is the beginning of Exodus 15:2: "He was to me a helper and protector..."

#417091 - 06/09/17 10:38 PM Re: Icon of St. Andrew of Crete [Re: TonyM]  
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Why would an iconographer choose this line for St. Andrew of Crete?

#417095 - 06/11/17 04:31 PM Re: Icon of St. Andrew of Crete [Re: TonyM]  
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My only guess is that Exodus 15 is the first of the nine biblical odes around which the canon hymns are composed; I think the connection between an ode and the composer of the Great Canon is solid. Why that particular verse among the nine odes, I am not sure.

#417111 - 06/14/17 10:29 AM Re: Icon of St. Andrew of Crete [Re: MalpanaGiwargis]  
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The opening lines of any document are usually how we remember it. "We the people", "When in the course of human events", etc. are some examples. The icon painter's manual of Dionysius of Fourna also states that this phrase is to be inscribed on the scroll of Saint Andrew of Crete.

#417199 - 07/09/17 05:50 AM Re: Icon of St. Andrew of Crete [Re: TonyM]  
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Very nice icon.


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