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Dec 19, 2015

IconshavebeenapartoftheRussianOrthodoxfaithforthousandsofyearsasaphysicalexpressionofworship.They'vebeendisplayedatchurches,carriedintobattleandeachironhasbeenpubliclyreveredattimesbyhundreds,sometimesthousands. ManydepicttheVirginMaryandmostportraysaintsandmartyrswithhalosaroundtheirheads.Thestyleoftheiconissaidtotellastoryaboutthesubjectinit.Manyiconsaremadeofwoodandsomewithfabricareencasedpartlyinmetallicoverlaps,sometimeswithmanydifferentmetals. Theyoftenhavereligiousfiguresatthecornerswiththesaintinthemiddle.Manysymbolicallyhavethreefigures,apopularnumberforOrthodoxandChristiansymbolism.TheHolyTrinityOrthodoxChurchinStroudTownship,servinganeasternEuropeanOrthodoxcongregationat1501TrinityCourtinStroudsburgundertheRev.NichoasSolak,ishostinganextensivedisplayofdozensoficonsdatingbacktothe13thcenturyandrelicsasoldas200B.C.todayfrom1to4p.m.andSundayfrom1to3p.m.Alsoondisplayarevestmentsandelaboratemitresintwooppositecornersofthechurch.SolakpointsoutthatthebishopsdidnotwearpectoralcrossesovertheirvestmentsuntilRussianTsarNicholasIIawardedsilvercrossestopriests.Hehadmistakenlygotoffhishorseandwenttoadeaconforablessing,whichhecouldnotdo,andwasembarrassedtolearnthatthereligiouswasnotapriest. Solakencouragespeopleofallfaithstocomeandwitnessthespirituallyupliftingofthecurrentdisplay.TheexhibitcurrentlyisondisplayatMarywoodUniversityinScrantonfromtheMonasteryofTikhonofZadonskinSouthCanaan,andsomeofitisonloantotheHolyTrinityChurchThemonastery,openedin1905,encompasseswoodedpropertyofmorethan100acreswherevisitorscancomeforthedayorarrangetostayasguests." ThisisonlyaverysmallpartoftheiconstheyhaveatTikhon, "saidSolak, whoseroleasahighpriestintheorderencouragedtheloantothechurch. SolakconcelebratedwithfourotherreligiousataspecialserviceatSt.Tikhonand#39;sMonasteryonMemorialDayof2013.HolyTrinity,whichhadaceremonial"mortgageburning"inthespringafteropeningin1996,hostedinlateFebruarytheKursk-RootIcon,aworldrenownediconoriginatinginthe13thcentury,inlateFebruaryof2014.Miraclesandhealingshavebeenattributedbythefaithfultotheicon,whichisassociatedwiththegreathistoricaltrialsandwarsoftheRussianpeople.Althoughtheiconisknownbymanyofthefaithfulforitsmiraclesandhealingability,Solaksaiditismoreaspiritualexperienceofprayersbythefaithfulpetitioningfortheirintentions.TherootsoftheRussianOrthodoxreligionareintheSlavicChurchthatincludestheRussianCyrillicscript.ButtheRussianOrthodoxChurchalloweditschurchinAmericaitsownself-governancein1976, coincidentallytheyearoftheAmericanbicentennial.ItdiffersfromtheGreekOrthodoxChurchinAmerica,whichremainsaffiliatedwiththemainchurchinGreece입니다.