This icon was donated to St. Seraphim of Sarov Russian Orthodox Church in Boise, ID
This icon features Christ crucified with the Theotokos on his right and St. John on his left. Above is the Mandylion (Not Made With Hands) icon and below his feet is Golgotha (place of the skull) with Adam’s skull represented.
This icon of the Mystical Supper was commissioned for Camp Nazareth.
Troparion – Tone 6
Of Your Mystical Supper, O Son of God,
Accept me today as a communicant.
For I will not speak of Your mysteries to Your enemies,
Neither like Judas will I give You a kiss,
But like the thief will I confess You.
Remember me, O Lord, in Your Kingdom!
Troparion – Tone 4
By Your precious blood,
You have redeemed us from the curse of the law.
By being nailed to the cross and pierced by a spear,
You have poured forth immortality for man.
O our Savior, glory to You!
Kontakion – Tone 8
Come, let us all sing the praises of Him who was crucified for us,
For Mary said when she beheld Him upon the tree:
Though You do endure the cross, You are my Son and my God!
The Beautiful Gate, also known as the Royal or Holy Doors, stand between the Nave and the Sanctuary in an Orthodox Church. They serve as both as separation and a point of contact between these two areas of the Church. These doors depict the Annunciation — the appearance of the Archangel Gabriel to the Theotokos to tell her that she will conceive and bear Christ, as well as the four evangelists, St. Matthew, St. Mark, St. Luke, and St. John.
These Royal Doors are part of the iconostasis at Holy Transfiguration Antiochian Orthodox Church in Boise, ID.
This image, taken from a drawing in the Rudder (a book listing the canons of the Church), depicts Christ at the rudder of a ship. On the ship are the Apostles and Hierarchs of the Church, as well as the Mother of God. At the front of the ship sits St. Nicodemus of the Holy Mountain who compiled the Rudder. This icon depicts the Church as an ark of salvation led by Christ but filled with His holy ones.
Remember O Lord, Thy Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church
which Thou hast purchased with Thy precious blood.
Confirm and strengthen it, enlarge and multiply it,
keep it in peace, and preserve it unconquerable by the gates of hell forever.
Heal the schisms of the churches, quench the ragings of the heathen,
speedily undo and root out the growths of heresies,
and bring them to naught by the power of Thy Holy Spirit.