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11 years ago  ::  Oct 20, 2007 - 1:26AM #1
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Over on the Catholic welcome board (I think that's where the discussion is, I get sort of lost here although I like it)there is a discussion about icons.
The icon in question is the Nativity of Our Lord ( I think that's the name, I wanted to post a picture but the insert image button brings up a url request not a browse request so I don't know how)anyway the most asked and unaswered question is why is Mary turned away front the infant Jesus?

Some of the observations about the icon are unsettling, and the whole image can be seen that way. I don't necassarily see this is a bad thing but if one doesn't get the teaching behind it the image can be off putting. I'd like a better understanding of it.

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11 years ago  ::  Oct 23, 2007 - 2:37PM #2
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[INDENT]Why is Mary turned away from the infant Jesus?

Mary is looking at Joseph, trying to overcome his doubts and temptations, as she will do to all of us today.

See this link:

There is a lot going on in this Icon, it shows the complete submission of Christ our God to the physical conditions governing the human race. 

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11 years ago  ::  Oct 24, 2007 - 12:09AM #3
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Thanks for the reply NJ and thanks also to Cinci-Orthodox who answered on the Catholic board.
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11 years ago  ::  Nov 16, 2007 - 5:28PM #4
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Does anyone know where I can get my paper ikons mounted at a reasonable cost?

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