Icon of Christ “The Blessed Silence”

17th-century Russian icon of Christ “The Blessed Silence” from the local tier of the central iconostasis of the Church of Elijah the Prophet in Yaroslavl. The icon depicts Christ in the form of an angel, with a star-shaped halo over His head. The star is formed by two squares: one standing for the Divinity of the Almighty God, and the other one signifying the incomprehensibility of God. This is the only iconographic type of Jesus Christ icons depicting Him with such a halo.


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