Hagiography – The Palm Sunday | Father Pefkis

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Discover a unique icon of the Palm Sunday which has been crafted by father Pefkis, one of the most famous Greek hagiographers. Jesus Christ is depicted heading towards Jerusalem sat upon a donkey. The icon visibly depicts the invisible glory and identity of Jesus: through His halo and through the scroll He holds, symbolizing Holy Wisdom!
Origin: Father Pefkis Hagiography Workshop

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A unique work of art depicting The Palm Sunday which has been crafted by father Pefkis!

The end of Lent and the beginning of Holy Week is heralded by Palm Sunday, which remembers the triumphal entry of Christ into Jerusalem on the back of a donkey (Matthew 21:1-11).

This is a key event in Christ’s ministry, and so as well as being celebrated since antiquity, it is also a common icon in larger churches, along with other scenes from Christ’s life (c.a. the panel on the left, forming part of a four-paneled icon screen showing the Twelve Great Feasts).

Palm Sunday | Composition & technique used for the creation of the icon!

To the left is the Mount of Olives and to the right is the city of Jerusalem, depicted with the domed Temple). In the centre, heading towards Jerusalem, is Jesus Christ sat upon a donkey. The common understanding is that it was the donkey upon which Christ rode into Jerusalem, even though He commanded both a colt and a donkey to be brought to Him. Nevertheless, both animals would have been shocking to the Jews in Jerusalem: the donkey because it is an animal of peace and the Jews expected a conquering, war-like, Messiah; the colt because it was an animal associated with the Gentiles, whilst the Jews expected the Messiah to be only for them.

Despite the apparently inauspicious entry, the icon visibly depicts the invisible glory and identity of Jesus: through His halo and through the scroll He holds, symbolizing Holy Wisdom!

The artist | Hagiographer – Father Pefkis

The icon has been crafted on natural wood by the Byzantine iconography workshop of Father Pefkis who has studied the art of iconography on Mount Athos and the Athonite Ecclesiastical Academy for four years.

 

The Hagiography has a stamp of authenticity on the back of icon, with the signature of the creator.

Origin: Father Pefkis Hagiography Workshop

 

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