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In the 12th episode of the "Orthodox Icons Explained" series, Fr. John explains the icon of the Nativity of Our Most Holy Lady Theotokos and Ever Virgin Mary. The Feast of the Nativity of the Mother of God is celebrated on September 8 each year.
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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
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Table of contents:
00:00 ♫ Hymn for the Nativity of the Theotokos, Radu Voda Monastery, Romania ♫
00:10 Intro
01:03 The Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos in history
02:24 The Troparion - the liturgical definition
03:44 ♫ Troparion for the Nativity of the Theotokos, St. Mary's Orthodox Cathedral choir led by Fr. Gregory Ealy, Minneapolis ♫
04:15 The three Paremias readings
06:20 St. John of Damascus and the "sterility of the world"
08:46 Jesse and Aaron and their descendents, Joachim and Anna
10:15 ♫ Hymn to the Theotokos, "More honorable than the Cherubim", Church of St. Tikhon, Yaroslavl, Russia ♫
10:56 The role of the icons
12:13 The three icons of the Nativity of the Theotokos
12:40 The icon of the Mother of God painted by David from Curtea de Arges
15:39 The scene takes place inside
16:52 Anna
17:33 Women carrying dishes with food
18:34 ♫ Stichera for the Vespers of the Nativity of the Theotokos, Choir of St. John of Damascus led by Hierodeacon Mikhei (Sorret), France ♫
19:31 Joachim does not appear in some icons
20:29 The newborn is wrapped swaddling clothes
22:52 The first rules of hygiene
25:53 The image of the Christian family
26:21 On Feminism
27:15 The art in Transylvania
28:29 ♫ Troparion for the Nativity of the Theotokos, Archon Protopsaltis Grigorios Papaemmanuel, Greece ♫
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