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Guide to Byzantine Iconography, Volume Two: Detailed, illustrated explanation of ten major icons of the Festal Cycle and of the iconography of God (the Holy Trinity, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit), of the Panagia or Theotokos, of Saint John the Baptist and of the Angels, followed by illuminating remarks of Saint Nectarios of Aegina and Photios Kontoglou on iconographic “Types” and “Archetypes”

   
By Constantine Cavarnos

Volume Two of Guide to Byzantine Iconography

“The present volume begins as a continuation of Chapter III of Part Two of the first volume. [...W]e begin with a description and explanation of ten other icons of the Festal Cycle that are of special importance[...]. [...]In Chapter II, the iconography of God is explained in detail. [...]There follows, in Chapter III, an extensive treatment of the subject of how the Theotokos or Panagia is traditionally portrayed in various ‘types’ holding the Child Christ. The next chapter is devoted to the iconography of Saint John the Baptist and Forerunner[...]. Chapter V[...]is devoted to an explanation of the various orders of holy Angels[...].”
—“Preface”

CONTENTS

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
PREFACE
COMMENTS ON VOLUME ONE
CHAPTER I. TEN MAJOR FESTAL ICONS
The Holy Washing of the Disciples’ Feet
The Mystical Supper
Christ Breaking the Bread at Emmaus
Christ Healing the Paralytic
Christ Conversing with the Samaritan Woman
Christ Healing the Blind Man
The Nativity of the Theotokos
The Elevation of the Precious Cross
The Entry of the Theotokos into the Temple
The Restoration of Holy Icons
CHAPTER II. GOD IN ICONOGRAPHY
The Holy Trinity
The Father
The Holy Spirit
Christ
The Holy Napkin
The Holy Tile
Christ Pantocrator Panel Icon
Panels of Christ the Merciful, Christ the Lifegiver, and Christ the Lightgiver
Christ as the Ancient of Days
Christ as the Great High Priest
Christ as an Infant
Christ as a Reclining Child
Christ at the Age of Twelve in the Temple
Christ as Emmanuel
Christ as the Messenger of Great Counsel
Christ in Another Form
CHAPTER III. THE THEOTOKOS
Panagia the Hodegétria
Panagia the Eleoúsa
Panagia the Glykophiloúsa
Panagia of the Passion
Panagia of the Angels
Panagia the Fount of Life
CHAPTER IV. SAINT JOHN THE BAPTIST
The Older Type
The Later Type
CHAPTER V. THE ANGELS
The Nine Orders of Holy Angels
The Fallen Angels
The Seraphim
The Cherubim
Archangels and Angels
APPENDIX: SAINT NECTARIOS OF AEGINA ON TYPES IN ICONOGRAPHY
BIBLIOGRAPHY
INDEX OF ICONOGRAPHIC THEMES
GENERAL INDEX

Item Number: BKHT024
Publication Data: Boston, MA: Holy Transfiguration Monastery, 2001
Format: softcover
Number of Pages: 162
Dimensions (l × w × h): 22.5 cm × 15.1 cm × 1.1 cm
Additional Information: two-color printing, black-and-white illustrations
ISBN: 0‒943405‒11‒4

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