The Russian Icon

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The Crucifixion – Good Friday

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On Christ's left is the spear with which he was pierced and on His right the sponge on a reed with which He was given a drink.


God the Father welcomes His Son into Heaven

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surrounded by a wreath and angels outside.


Ring of 21 six-winged Seraphim around the top

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God the Father ‘Lord of Sabaoth’ blessing

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adored by Angels; at His feet the Holy Spirit, represented by the dove.


The Exaltation of the Holy Cross

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What was believed to be Christ's cross was ‘rediscovered’ outside the walls of Jerusalem by St Helena, mother of Constantine the Great who made Christianity the official religion of the Roman Empire.