Monday, June 30, 2014

Christ of the gulag

A wonderful ikon, an ikon which just had to be written, to memorialize and bring to our attention those saints whose suffering was hidden from the world in concentration camps, in gulags, and yes, even in sweat houses, factories with inhumane working conditions and unsurvivable wages, those saints who often didn't even know they were saints, who may have lived in despair of salvation, for in this world no such thing was in sight.

But the Lord God Almighty, hidden or revealed in the man Jesus Christ according to our doubt or faith, has cleansed Hades of its dead, making the unclean clean, the dark light, and freed the desperate from their tombs.

Glory to You, O Lord, glory to You!

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