Procession icon for Mid-Pentecost and Pentecost

Region: Greece
Period: 18th century
Size: 29.5 x 25 cm


A charming Greek procession icon for the feasts of Pentecost and Mid-Pentecost, 18th century.

This beautiful procession icon shows both the feast of Whit Sunday and Mid-Pentecost. The feast of Mid-Pentecost is no longer celebrated in most Western Christian churches, but in the Byzantine liturgy it still has a place. It is a seven-day celebration, that starts on the day between Easter Sunday and Whit Monday. The performance of Christ in the temple takes up a key position. In the liturgy the text of the performance of the adult Christ in the temple during the Feast of the Tabernacle is read (John 7). However, the icon of Mid-Pentecost is based on the story of the twelve-year-old Jesus in the temple (Luke 2). The icon shows the young Christ among the scribes.