In this special episode of the “Orthodox Icons Explained” series, Fr. John offers us an enlightening exploration of the icon of the Three Hierarchs which are commemorated in the Eastern Orthodox Church together on January 30: Basil the Great (379), Gregory the Theologian (390) and John Chrysostom (407).
Fr. Ioan Bizau is a senior lecturer of Iconography and Christian Art at the Faculty of Orthodox Theology in Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
Location: Diocesan Museum of the Orthodox Metropolis of Cluj (Muzeul Mitropoliei Clujului)
Camera: Darius Echim
Table of contents:
00:00 ♪ Toparion of the Holy Three Hierarchs sung by the Choir of the Temple of Saint Sava, Belgrade, Serbia
00:44 Who were the three Hierarchs?
02:09 How did they contribute to the crystallization of European spirituality and culture?
03:01 ♪ Romanian hymn “Trinity of Hierarchs” chanted by Iulia Ioana Vlad and the Byzantine Choir Theologos
03:27 They are the patrons of the theological schools.
05:09 What about their education?
07:11 The origin of the two icons.
08:32 ♪ “The Magnificat (Megalinaria)” for the Three Hierarchs chanted by the monks of the Agia Triada Monastery, Sparmos, Mount Olympus, Greece
09:16 Their right hands.
09:49 Their vestments.
10:16 Their faces.
10:28 The Gospel Book.
11:11 The founding Fathers of Christian culture and spirituality.
14:01 ♪ Troparion of the Holy Three Hierarchs sung by the Choir of the Metropolitan Cathedral of Iasi, Romania