(Saint John Chrysostom, c. 1150 ~ mosaic in the Palatine Chapel, Palermo) #orthodox #christianity

Saint John Chrysostom, c. 1150 mosaic in the Palatine Chapel, Palermo.

Unknown Artist. Christ Pantocrator. Capella Palatina. Palermo (Sicily) ITALY. circa 1140

Unknown Artist. Christ Pantocrator. Capella Palatina. Palermo (Sicily) ITALY. circa 1140

In the hearts of the meek The Lord finds rest, but a turbulent soul is a seat for the devil.  St. John Climacus

In the hearts of the meek The Lord finds rest, but a turbulent soul is a seat for the devil.

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Great reminder during this time of the Nativity fast. A great way to remember the true "spirit of Christmas".

Mother of God “Unbreakable Wall” +++ Божия Матерь - Нерушимая стена

Mother of God “Unbreakable Wall” +++ Божия Матерь - Нерушимая стена

Russian. Hand-painted wooden Saint Olga icon on a golden background. St. Olga was the first recorded female ruler in Russia and the first member of the ruling family of Kiev to adopt Christianity. She was canonized as the first Russian saint of the Orthodox Church. St. Olga was the widow of Igor I, Prince of Kiev. 1800 AD

Hand-painted wooden Saint Olga icon on a golden background. Olga was the first recorded female ruler in Russia and the first member of the ruling family of Kiev to adopt Christianity.

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