Announcements


Hand-Dipped Bees-Waxed Candles

Hand-Dipped Bees-Wax Candles

From the Church of the Holy Trinity
in Arkdale, Wisconsin

These are some of the finest hand-dipped bees-wax candles you can find anywhere. Archpriest Athanasios makes these candles with painstaking attention to detail, and with many years of experience.

Custom sizes also available.

To order, please contact Father Athanasios at the address below:

Church of the Holy Trinity

  • Father Athanasios Tsorvas, Archpriest
    Presbytera Christina

Rectory Address:
1920 Chicago Drive
Arkdale, WI 54613

Home Phone: (608)564-2033

Email: frathan@dwave.net

Father Athanansios

Father Athanasios


February 1, 2014 - The new First Quarter 2014 Catalog is now available, and has been uploaded to our website. You may download it without charge from here, or you may purchase it from here.

We have added two beautiful new icons to our mounted icons catalog. They are available now from our WebStore. Click on the icons for more information.

Theotokos: Pochaevskaya

Theotokos: Pochaevskaya

St. John of Rila

St. John of Rila


2014 Orthodox Calendar

November 26, 2013 - New Wall Calendars Now Available.

Dormition Skete rejoices to present to the Orthodox Faithful of America an all new 2014 Wall Calendar.

The 2014 Wall Calendar is printed in full color, indicating the fasting rules of the Church with a distinct color scheme. The Calendar has both Old and New Calendar dates.

The 2014 Wall Calendar is appropriately illustrated with numerous icons for each month, denoting the prominent feasts of the Lord and Virgin Mary, as well as prominent feast days of the more noted Saints.

By popular request, the 2014 Wall Calendar also includes most major Civil Holidays.

On the back side of each month is a full color icon. The cover is adorned with one of our most popular icons. This year’s theme is Monastic Saints of the Orthodox Church.

This Calendar includes 13 months, from January 2014 - January 2015, for your convenience.

The 2014 Calendars are available now, and are ready for shipment.

Quantity Discounts are now available for orders of ten or more calendars.


November 26, 2013 - New Detailed Orthodox Calendars Now Available.

Dormition Skete rejoices to present to the Orthodox Faithful of America an all new 2014 Detailed Orthodox Calendar.

The 2014 Detailed Orthodox Calendar is an 94 page, comb bound booklet, printed in Black & White, indicating the Commemorations, Feasts and Fasts, and Scripture Readings information for each day of the year. The Calendar has both Old and New Calendar dates. It is formatted in a distinctive, easy to read layout, and provides the average Orthodox Christian layman or clergyman all of this type of information they would typically need.

This Calendar includes 13 months, from January 2014 - January 2015, for your convenience.

The 2014 Calendars are available now, and are ready for shipment.

2014 Detailed
          Orthodox Calendar

November 26, 2013 - The new Fourth Quarter 2013 Catalog is now available, and has been uploaded to our website. You may download it without charge from here, or you may purchase it from here.

We have not added any new icons to the catalog this quarter.


October 25, 2012 - The new Fourth Quarter 2012 Catalog is now available, and has been uploaded to our website. You may download it without charge from here, or you may purchase it from here.

We have added two beautiful new icons to our mounted icons catalog. They are available now from our WebStore. Click on the icons for more information.

Ss. George and Demetrios: The
          Great Martyrs

Ss. George and Demetrios: The Great Martyrs

Ss. Theodore the General and
          Theodore the Recruit

Ss. Theodore the General and Theodore the Recruit


April 26, 2012 - The new Second Quarter 2012 Catalog is now available, and has been uploaded to our website. You may download it without charge from here, or you may purchase it from here.

We have added two beautiful new icons to our mounted icons catalog, and an entire set of icons of the Feast Days of Christ and the Mother of God. They are available now from our WebStore. Click on the icons for more information.

The Flight into Egypt

The Flight into Egypt.

St. Kyranna

St. Kyranna.

Set of 15 Feast Day Icons

Set of 15 Feast Day Icons.

Birth of the Theotokos

Birth of the Theotokos.

Entrance of the Virgin into the Temple

Entrance of the Virgin into the Temple.

Annunciation

Annunciation.

Nativity

Nativity.

Meeting of the Lord in the Temple

Meeting of the Lord in the Temple.

Theophany

Theophany.

Transfiguration

Transfiguration.

Raising of Lazarus

Raising of Lazarus.

Entry into Jerusalem

Entry into Jerusalem.

Crucifixion

Crucifixion.

Resurrection

Resurrection.

Ascension

Ascension.

Pentecost

Pentecost.

Dormition

Dormition.

Exaltation

Exaltation.


July 3, 2011 - We’ve uploaded the Third Quarter 2011 Catalog to our site, and it is now available for download from here, or for purchase from here.

We have added one beautiful new icon to our WebStore – The Expulsion of Adam and Eve From Paradise – to complete our Genesis Collection, shown below.

The Creation of Adam

The Creation of Adam.

Adam Naming the Animals

The Adam Naming the Animals.

The Expulsion of Adam and Eve From Paradise

The Expulsion of Adam and Eve From Paradise.

Sacrifice of Abel – Cain Slays Abel

Sacrifice of Abel – Cain Slays Abel.


April 1, 2009

Blessing Cross

New!!! Orthodox Blessing Crosses and Wall Crosses!!!

We are happy to announce the addition of some of the finest Orthodox Blessing Crosses and Wall Crosses you are likely to find anywhere. These crosses are absolutely beautiful.

These blessing crosses are made much like our icons. We print them on archival quality paper using pigments -- not ink -- so they will never fade. Using pigments also makes the finest quality prints possible.

We mount them on crosses made with the same boards we use for making our mounted icons. Then we bevel, paint, and clear coat the sides much like our mounted icons. The back of the crosses are also painted and clear coated.

They are 10" high, and are available in other sizes as special orders.

They are very nice crosses, and we are sure you will like them very much.

They are also available as unmounted prints, suitable for framing.

Every Orthodox home, church or chapel should have at least one cross.

Order Now from Here!!!

Wall Cross

April 9, 2007

Large Icons!

This past year, Dormition Skete Icons has purchased new equipment which enables us to offer our customers the finest mounted icons and icon prints available anywhere any size up to 42” x 60” !!! That’s five feet tall !!!

We are now accepting orders for Custom Mounted Icons and Custom Icon Prints for any of our 385 existing icons that we currently offer. If we do not offer the icon you need, please contact us, and we will be happy to search our extensive iconography library to see if we can make that special icon that you need.

Our custom icons are all created with the newest and most advanced Digital Imaging Technologies. They are printed on state of the art printing equipment right here at our monastery, so we have complete control of every aspect of its quality.

Photo of
    Epson Stylus Printer

Every icon is carefully scrutinized by the gifted eyes of our own internationally recognized iconographer, Archbishop Gregory, so that sharpness, color balance and several other artistic facets are finely tuned to produce the most aesthetically pleasing icon possible.

With profound thanks to God and to our faithful customers, we are pleased to offer you the finest selection of museum quality icons available today at remarkably low prices.

Prices are based on the size and availability of the icon. For Prices and Terms of Sale, please click here.


Icon of the Ark of the ChurchJuly 27, 2006 - Now available as a beautiful, digitally reproduced mounted icon: The Mystical Icon of the Holy Church is taken from prototypes from the 17th Century. In the middle, of course, the Church is symbolized as a ship with Christ at the helm holding the holy Rudder. The Rudder in the Orthodox Church is the book which contains the Holy Canons which directs the Church in the proper mode of conduct and confession of Faith. Inside the Ark is the Virgin Mary, and in front of her are the four Evangelists, John, Matthew, Mark and Luke. At the bow of the ship are Peter and Paul, holding the anchor, which is shaped in a three pronged end, signifying belief in the Trinity. Behind them are the Holy Fathers of the Church, Saint John Chrysostom, St. Gregory the Theologian, St. Basil the Great, St. Athanasios of Alexandria, and St. Gregory Palamas, with multitudes of holy Fathers, and Mothers, and Martyrs, etc., etc., as signified by the halos. This all symbolizes the bosom of the Church, both triumphant and militant.

On the bottom of the icon are the enemies of Christ and His Church; that is, all who have fought against Her and persecuted Her, for if one fights against the Church, he is fighting against Christ. From left to right, Antichrist is depicted as a king on his horse and behind him is an old man with a crown on his head, signifying Israel with the star of David on his crown, holding a bag of gold. He has his arm around the harlot of the Apocalypse, with her cup in her hand. Below Antichrist are those who will fight for him. Antichrist is going to come from Jewish lineage, and will reign in Jerusalem and will want all to submit to him. Those who do not will be persecuted. This is the symbolism of those who are under the caption called Antichrist and his Minions.

Next to him to the right is a dreadful looking beast, which is called New Age. New Age is a revival of paganism presented with new packaging. It encompasses the occult, which has absolutely no reverence for Christ.

Next to him is a king on a horse, with a drawn sword in his hand and he is labeled The Persecuting Ruler. Throughout the history of the Church, kings, emperors, governors, etc., have abused their power either by trying to destroy the Church, or by reaching into the realm of the Church to govern it themselves, which is forbidden to them. The Church is governed only by the bishops.

Next to him is one example, the Emperor Leo the Iconoclast, who has a spear in his hand, ready to throw it at the Ark, because he dared to take away the icons which are the glory of the Church and also a dogma which one must believe in to be Orthodox.

Next to him is Luther, with a rifle, ready to shoot. Luther, of course, rebelled against papal abuses, but instead of going back to the Orthodox Church, created his new church, which is properly named not after Christ, but after him. This man symbolizes all of Protestantism which followed his bad example.

Next to him is Lenin, with his Russian pistol carefully aimed at the heart of Christ. He tried to destroy the Russian Church by putting his own KGB agents as bishops. He killed Patriarch Tikhon, who was the heart of the Russian Church, but failed to understand that the Church is not centered around one person. The Church went into the catacombs and lived. One of the bishops of the Catacomb Church was one of the three consecrating bishops who ordained our Archbishop Gregory.

Next to him on the bottom right side is a great beast, with an open mouth, and in his mouth is Mohammed with his tumor on his back, with a drawn bow and arrow directed at the Ark. Mohammed had a tumor of dead skin that protruded from his back, which he told the Arabs was the mark of him being a prophet. Islam has subjugated the Church in the East since the eighth century.

Above him is the Pope, with a long, hooked rod, trying to pull down the bow, either to capsize the boat or redirect it in a direction contrary to the direction that Christ is steering the Ark. When the present day papacy came into being around the year 1054, the pope proclaimed himself as the vicar of Christ and also Christ on earth, thus fighting against the true Christ.

Next to him is Eftyches, the heresiarch who would not accept the decision of the 4th and 5th Ecumenical Councils that Christ has two natures: Christ is both perfect God and perfect man. Eftyches divided the Church with his followers who believed that Christ had only one nature. Therefore, he is depicted with a pointed cowl on his head, which is what the Monophysites wear to this day. Monophysites include the Copts of Egypt, and the Armenians, who are located around Palestine. Behind Eftyches is depicted the demon of the Monophysites and Monothelites.

Next above him is the "Orthodox" Patriarch of Constantinople, Athenagoras, the father of modern day Ecumenism. He also has a hooked rod, trying to redirect the path of the Church. He was a 32 degree Mason, and behind him is the demon of Masonry, who has around his waist the apron which Masons wear with the square and compass and the letter G in the middle. Masons embrace all peoples and faiths into their religion. Ecumenism accepts all religions with a desire to create a one world religion. An Orthodox bishop cannot accept Ecumenism. It is the heresy of all heresies. Because these "Orthodox" bishops accepted the false belief of all religions, not only heretical Christianity, but also Judaism and Islam, saying that "we all worship the same god", just as Masonry tries to do, they are not Orthodox, and in fact fight against the Church.


November 4, 2005 - We would like to welcome you to our website, which we have completely redesigned. We have added a Web Store so you may order our mounted icons, incense, books, prayer ropes, and other products online. Please take some time to browse our new site, and perhaps you might even like to bookmark this page and check it often!


Book: Ss. Barlaam
          and Ioasaph

April 20, 2005 - We are happy to announce our first publication in almost twenty years. Saints Barlaam and Ioasaph, by Saint John of Damascus, is now available for purchase. Please click here for more details about this wonderful Classic of Orthodox Spirituality and Catechesis.


Photos of Monastic and
          Laymen Belt Buckles

November 8, 2004 - We are happy to annouce that we now sell Orthodox Belt Buckles. Please click here for more details.

 

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