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Tested Mettle: Russian Antique Silver

Tested Mettle: Russian Antique Silver

Russian Orthodox religious items and pre-revolution status symbols proving to be worthwhile investments. Cover story article in Antique Trader magazine. Tested Mettle: Russian Antique Silver

How To Care For Antique Icons:  Display. Care. Precautions. Restoration

How To Care For Antique Icons: Display. Care. Precautions. Restoration

Caring for antique icons is a simple and straightforward process. Following the basic guidelines will assure that your icon is always kept in optimum condition and properly preserved. Place or...

Major types of Russian Orthodox icons depicting Virgin Mary

Major types of Russian Orthodox icons depicting Virgin Mary

Like the icon of Christ, that of the Mother of God (Theokotos) is considered authentic, an object of worship, because it is a revealed truth. Tradition identifies the first portretist...

Explanation of Abbreviations and Terminology Used on Reliquary Cedulae and Labels

Explanation of Abbreviations and Terminology Used on Reliquary Cedulae and Labels

18th century theca containing piece of the Shroud of Turin (Ex Sindone DNJC) 19th century theca containing First Class relics of several saints 19th century theca containing relics of XII...

History of Reliquaries with Relics of the True Cross of Jesus Christ

History of Reliquaries with Relics of the True Cross of Jesus Christ

SS. Crucis D.N.J.C. [of The Most Holy Cross of Our Lord Jesus Christ] According to several Church historians of the 4th and 5th centuries, the True Cross was discovered in...

 How to Read the Icons of Russia

How to Read the Icons of Russia

This is a demo trailer for an upcomming series of videos by dnb Productions on How to Read the Icons of the Christian Church. The series will contain interviews with clergy, iconographers, and...

Sacred Holy Catholic Relics: Objects of Faith

Sacred Holy Catholic Relics: Objects of Faith

The word relics comes from the Latin reliquiae (the counterpart of the Greek leipsana) which already before the propagation of Christianity was used to describe an object, notably part of the body or clothes, remaining...