Monday, November 22, 2010

0043 - The Icons of the Athoniada Chapel - Η Εικόνες του παρεκκλησίου της Αθωνιάδος

Tonight, in the process of reading my usual blogs, I came across something very interesting. Have a look at the below photograph, taken between the years 1880 - 1890. It was taken in the Icon studio of the Holy Monastery of St. Panteleimon (Rossikon).  Wim from the blog uploaded this picture as part of recent post regarding old photos of the Russian Monastery.

Απόψε, διαβάζοντας τα καθημερινά μπλόγκς μου πρόσεξα κάτι πολύ ενδιαφέρον.
Προσέξτε την παρακάτω φωτογραφία που ανάρτησε ο Wim στήν σελίδα από το 1880-1890.

Κοιτάξτε τις εικόνες που είναι ημικυκλομένες. Τώρα κοιτάξτε τις παρακάτω φωτογραφίες που έβγαλα στο παρεκκλήσι της Αθωνιάδος:
Take extra notice of the Icons which have a semi circled top. Now, take a look at the below photos which I took of the Chapel of the Athonias Academy (Former guest wing of St. Andrews Skete).

Προσέξατε τις ομοιότητες; Είναι πολύ πιθανόν ότι οι εικόνες στην παλαιά φωτογράφια είναι αυτές του παρεκκλησίου της Αθωνιάδος!

The Icons in the old photograph have an almost exact resemblance to the Icons of the chapel of the Athonias Ecclesiastical Academy (former guest wing of St. Andrews Skete).

My personal opinion is that the old picture of the Icons in progress of completion, is dated earlier than when it was actually taken. I believe the photo was taken after 1900 which ties in with the construction of the guest wing of St. Andrews Skete (1905-1916) and subsequently, the Icons were created to be placed in the chapels Templon, where they sit till this day.
The resemblance is too strong to be a coincidence.

It's amazing that we can track the life of these Icons over the centuries!!!

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