Holy Trinity icon (1)

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Orthodox icon of the Holy Trinity (1). Icon of 13th cent.

In one of the Churches of the Northern Greece, we can find a very interesting and rare depiction of the Holy Trinity. The display occupies the dome of the inner narthex of the church and the iconographic type is "of Paternity".

God the Father, full body, in the form of Ancient of Days, sitting on a rainbow holding in the arms of a bearded Christ at a mature age (the second person of the Holy Trinity, the Son). The Holy Spirit as a dove has been placed in the hands of Christ, in a "medal" light. God the Father has a Halo in the shape of the Cross. This type of depiction, where the three persons of the Holy Trinity are represented on the vertical axis is very rare in Western and Eastern Christian art before the 13th century.

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