Now and at the Hour of our Death

Last Updated on October 21, 2022 by GMC

Panel 1: Andreas Pavias, The Crucifixion, detail, 15th century (National Gallery of Athens) 
Panel 2: Andreas Pavias, The Crucifixion 
Panel 3: Andreas Pavias, The Crucifixion, detail
Panel 4: Russian Icon of the Crucifixion, late 16th century (State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg)

32nd Week in Ordinary Time, Friday (Year II)

Luke 17:26-37

“Where the body is, there also the vultures will gather” (Luke 17:37).

Heavenly Father,
May we be found in the Body of Christ, washed in his Blood, on the last day. 

Hail, Mary, full of grace,
the Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou amongst women
and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God,
pray for us sinners,
now and at the hour of our death. 

3 Replies to “Now and at the Hour of our Death”

  1. Dear GMC, thanks to you I’ve been introduced to the Orthodox Church traditions with its beautiful icons and the Theotokos, including the Theotokos of Vladimir. By the way, is panel 4 the crucifixion as depicted by Master dionisii? It looks similar but a side-by-side comparison reveals differences. I was just wondering. I give gratitude for you and I pray that God blesses you and your ministry always. And Snail too! Oh, I hear Father Victor in my ear, and gratitude for all Creation too! Amen!

  2. Blessings to you, too. The information that you provided to me is so appreciated. I am moved on so many levels by these icons. Thank you, GMC, for opening up my eyes, mind and heart to them.

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