Today we commemorate the Image of Christ not made by Hands. It is one of my favorite ICONS. If you haven't seen it, then your missing out on what I call, a tender and loving look of Christ.
Go here to read about this image from the Orthodoxwiki.org
Abgar, ruler in the city of Edessa, afflicted with leprosy wrote a letter to Christ in order that he may be healed, having heard of the many miracles. Ananias, a painter, was not able to get close to Him, due to the crowds, trying to paint an image of Him. Ananias received a promise from Christ for Abgar, to send His disciple. Abgar is healed and instructed in salvation. Christ's image appeared on the towel that he used to wipe off the water from His face.
The apostle Thaddeas preached the gospel and baptized Abgar and all living in Edessa.
The image, was not man-made but divinely made.
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