From: Steve Puluka (email@example.com)
Date: Wed May 16 2001 - 22:23:35 EDT
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From: "D.W. Roe" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Hi Jonathan,
> It seems that these letters are on an icon at the Vatopedi Monastery in
> Greece. Apparently on the "Virgin of Vatopedi" or "Mother of Consolation"
> (dating perhaps from the 12th century), is found on Jesus' halo a cross
> with the Greek letters omicron, omega, nu, "spelling 'HO ON.' In English,
> this becomes 'Who Am,' the name used for God in Exodus 3:14..."
Just a quick expansion on this, the halo containing these three Greek
letters from Exodus would appear on any Icon that depicts Christ, and only
The Septuagint of Exodus 3:14 reads:
KAI EIPEN hO QEOS PROS MWUSHN, LEGWN, EGW EMI hOWN KAI EIPEN, OUTWS hEREIS
TOIS UIOIS hISRAHL, hO WN APESTALKE ME PROS hUMAS.
Early Christian preaching connects the EGW EMI statements of Jesus in the
Gospel of John with this scene from Exodus. Later Christian art unites the
two in the halo around depictions of Christ.
Cantor Holy Ghost Byzantine Catholic Church
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