The feast of All Saints is commemorated on the Sunday After Pentecost by Eastern Christians and November 1 by Western Christians.
- Circle — Christ enthroned in glory, with the Theotokos and John the Baptist and the ranks of the saints: Angels, Prophets and Old Testament Righteous, Apostles, Bishops, Martyrs, Monks and Nuns. At the bottom, Adam and Eve bow before the throne of God.
- Top Corners — David (left) and Solomon (right).
- Bottom — Paradise, with the Good Thief who was crucified with Christ (center), Abraham (left), and Jacob (right). They hold cloths filled with babies, representing the children of Israel: ancient Israel and the Church today.
Posted by David Johnson on Nov 9th 2017
Explanations of the iconography would be useful! Heads of baby (?) in bowls?? Is that John the Baptist? Who's to the right,left, and above Jesus? Who's above Jesus and to the left and right of that person? Who are in the upper left and right corners; what is the text they are holding? Meaning of head dresses, etc.? The Greek text? It would be great to have a source of explanations.
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