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The Ascension icon explained | Orthodox Feast of the Ascension | English subtitles

In the 8th episode of the “Orthodox Icons Explained” series, Fr. John explains the hidden meanings of the icon of the Ascension of the Lord. The Feast of the Ascension commemorates Jesus’ ascension into heaven 40 days after His resurrection.

Watch here the entire “Orthodox Icons Explained” series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLykxD12XzsnNMU29sA60CDLuQ-OsVJPzQ
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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 ♫ First ode, canon of Ascension, Vatopedi Monastery, Mount Athos, Greece ♫
00:10 Intro
01:03 Biblical references
04:35 ♫ Kontakion for Ascension, Minsk Theological Seminary, Belarus ♫
05:23 The icons
07:50 The lower plan of the icon
10:22 ♫ Troparion for Ascension, Mount Athos, Greece ♫
11:12 The upper plan of the icon
12:53 The mandorla
13:42 ♫ Troparion for Ascension in Arabic ♫
14:22 The place of Ascension
16:00 The apostles
17:50 A memorial service for the heroes
20:00 Conclusion
22:44 ♫ Troparion for Ascension, Minsk Theological Seminary, Belarus ♫

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