Festival Icons for the Christian Year
This text provides the general reader with an insight into the most important icons of the Church's year, in their setting. It discusses the season of the year and the festival in which they figure and provides the words of prayer and liturgy which are used with them.
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BARREN ROOT AND LIFEGIVING BRANCH
THE LIVING CITY OF CHRIST THE KING
SIMEON WAS AMAZED
THE TIMELESS LIGHT AND BRIGHTNESS OF THE FATHER
TO CALL BACK ADAM
THOU HAST BROKEN THE BELLY OF HELL
THY KING COMES UNTO THEE
NOW ARE ALL THINGS FILLED WITH LIGHT
THE CLOUD TOOK THEE UP AND HEAVEN RECEIVED THEE
THE ARK OF GOD GOES TO HER REST
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