The Icon, History, Symbolism and Meaning

Printed book


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 This bilingual English-Chinese publication includes full color reproductions of icons in St. Peter and Paul Orthodox Church, Hong Kong including Christ Pantocrator icon and the Albazinks Icon of the Theotokos "The Word made Flesh", which appear to the right and left of the Holy Doors of the iconostasis. Reflecting the local character of the parish, the typical Greek or Slavonic inscriptions on the icons also are accompanied by parallel inscriptions in Chinese. The publication consists of a reprint with minor amendments of the English original version of "The Icon, History, Symbolism and Meaning" which was first published by Dormition of the Theotokos Monastery in their monastic journal, Winter, 2003 Vol. 16 #2. Now published for the first time with a Chinese translation with the kind blessing of the Abbess of the monastery, Mother Gabriella. The publication of the Chinese translation has been made possible with the efforts of Mr. Daniel Yeung of Institute of Sino-Christian Studies and the liaison work amongst other endeavors of Prof. Xu Fenglin. We also extend our appreciation to translator Mr. Hou Jianyu and proofreader Ms. Zhang Guina, for their time and energy spent on the text. 

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PublisherBrotherhood of SS Peter & Paul, Hong Kong
Publication date2010-02
LanguageEnglish and Simplified Chinese
Num. of pages81