Sacred samples of Christian iconography: the icon "The All-Seeing Eye"
Among the Christian icons there are well-known, especiallypopular in the people, and there are also rare. But their strength from this is not only not less - in their power such images surpass even the most famous and namolennye. One of them will be discussed right now.
The icon "The All-Seeing Eye" is rather mysterious and does notis very understandable to an ordinary believer. This is explained by its complex design, metaphorical and symbolic value of which require a special explanation. The plot of the image is based on biblical prophetic words about the undisturbed God's eye, which oversees the sinful, His fearful, and those Christians who rely on His mercy and forgiveness. In fact, the icon "All-Seeing Eye" allegorically represents the universe from the point of view of Christian ideology. In it are transferred the essence of the Lord himself, and of the Holy Spirit, and of the Virgin, and of Jesus. Therefore, the image is comprehensive, global. And if for other icons there are special prayers, akathists, through which one should turn for help to higher powers, then the icon "All-seeing Eye" is universal in essence. Before her, you can pray, as the heart tells you, how the soul lies, about all that is painful. Bogomoltsy in any situation turn to God, who oversees the world from the height of the Cosmos, knows everything, observes everything, enters into everything. There is no limit to knowledge, and even the most secret corner of the heart is open to the eyes of God and is perfectly understandable.
The icon "All-seeing Eye" reflects that ideala world order that must be established in the kingdom of God. At the very top of the image is Christ. The hand raised lifted in a gesture of blessing. The image of the Lord is enclosed in a circle, as in the Sun. Enhance comparison and divergent rays. In this respect, the icon "All-Seeing Eye" has the following meaning: The Lord is the sun, illuminating and warming the world, pouring out his grace on him. Next comes the second circle, which depicts human faces - they represent the same humanity, to which grace is directed. In the third circle there is the Virgin, prayerfully folded hands. In the people, in theology, she personifies the intercessor of all the suffering before the strict judgment of God. And, finally, the fourth circle - the icon "The All-Seeing Eye of God" contains it. This is the ideological and semantic center of the composition. Here is the Savior himself, surrounded by angels against the background of the stars - the embodiment of the highest purity and spirituality, truth in its pure form. To be there, next to God, means to go all the way through the trials to the end. The Lord is the beginning of everything, the source of life is physical and spiritual. Christ is the light of truth, and the Mother of God is a meek intercessor of the whole human race. This is the sacred meaning of the image. There are many lists of the icon "The All-Seeing Eye", it is known by those who resort to its help.
"Come to me, and I will calm you down!"
At any trouble, need, a problem it is possible to addressto the icon. Bad state of health, misunderstandings with relatives, at work, settling conflict situations and many other adversities allows you to establish an icon. Naturally, prayers should be sincere, hot, passionate, sincere.