Contemplate in silence the Act 1: 3: "during 40 days after the resurrection did Jesus appear to disciples talking concerning the

Kingdom of God" (40 is in bibles often a word for long time)."After 40 days he ascended to heaven.. A cloud received him". (The "Cloud" is in religions parable for metaphysical

states ). This old icon will inspire us to experience Jesus risen from the dead speaking to disciples.,,,,



Contemplate in silence the icon below: Sophia as a crowned angel with wings. She is sometimes parable of our soul who is coming from heavens, incarnates here and will return into heaven crowned. Or she is parable for the wisdom of God. Bibles have many proverb of wisdom (,often from Egypt) e g that Sophia " is Wisdom of God, Wisdom has built her house. She has set up in it seven pillars. O God with Thee is Wisdom who knows thy work and was present when Thou didst make the world. Wisdom sits by thy throne. She is a breath of the power of God, a pure emanation of the Almighty, She is a reflection of eternal light, a spotless mirror of the working of God and an image of his goodness for she is an initiate in the knowledge of God