The Patron of Iconographers, Saint Luke and painting the very first icon

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The first iconographer painting the very first icon- A sequence, an icon inside of another icon- The story of the first icon (Panagia Odegetria) painted by the first iconographer (St Luke the evangelist) – The icon of Theotokos with Christ Child and St Luke the Evangelist and iconographers patronSt Lucas patron of iconographers.
 The easel with some painting instruments, the chair with folk representations, two rural figures (the months of summer) and the legendary Mermaid of the Greek folk tale (That is asking the sailors if her brother, Alexander the Great is alive and then sinks the ships in her despair) -the old imaging of the world of gods, demigods and legends that  St Luke comes after them.

Finally Magnificat (Luke 46:53-KJV) is written at the border: “…And Mary said, My soul doth magnify the Lord, And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour. For he hath regarded the low estate of his handmaiden: for, behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed. For he that is mighty hath done to me great things; and holy is his name. And his mercy is on them that fear him from generation to generation. He hath shewed strength with his arm; he hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts. He hath put down the mighty from their seats, and exalted them of low degree. He hath filled the hungry with good things; and the rich he hath sent empty away…”




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