The Umilenye or Tenderness Icon of St. Seraphim of Sarov and of (the monastery of) Diveyevo. The half-length Virgin is wearing a red chiton, a blue maphorion and a shoulder-length white veil. Head inclined. Eyes looking modestly down. Hands crossed on the chest. Turning right. Associated to the Annunciation.
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Today I feel that one of my callings is to be a bridge between Catholics and Protestants. We are both Christian-- following and worshiping the same Jesus Christ. I hope that some day we will be united as one church before Jesus Christ returns.
"Therefore it is said, "When he ascended on high he led a host of captives, and he gave gifts to men." (In saying, "He ascended," what does it mean but that he had also descended into the lower parts of the earth? He who descended is he who also ascended far above all the heavens, that he might fill all things.) " – Ephesians 4:8-10. Icon in the Notre Dame Institute in Jerusalem.
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