The Exaltation of the Holy Cross

Last Updated on March 16, 2023 by GMC

“Good Friday”
Icon of the Crucifixion by Master Dionysius, ca. 1500 (Tretiakov Gallery, Moscow)
©️2021 by Gloria M. Chang

“For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life.”

John 3:16

6 Replies to “The Exaltation of the Holy Cross”

  1. Thank you for this inspiring icon of Jesus on the cross. I will print it and mount it and keep it to pray with. And your little snail there at the foot of the cross will remind me to say a prayer for you.

    1. Bless you, dear friend! Master Dionysius is an inspiring iconographer. Mahmoud Zibawi offers insight on his work in the book, The Icon: Its Meaning and History.

      1. Thank you for the book citation. It led me to The Met where I found their Collection of icons for online visit. Holding sight of these icons for the first time was breathtaking. It felt like a virtual pilgrimage. Thank you for helping to make my journey less desert and more oasis and blessing…day by day!

  2. Gloria. You are doing such good work. Your art and inspiration begins my day. Thank you andGod Bless you. Harry Warren

  3. Dear GMC, I said a prayer for you today, as always, in front of my favorite mounted “Icon of the Crucifixion.” Thank you again for introducing me to Master Dionysius’ Work. It’s changed the way I pray.

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