The Sunday icon - Jesus and the Children
This is an old icon I found on eBay. It's quite small - it measures about 7"x9.5". I love it. (You can click on the picture to see it in greater detail.) Jesus looks so tender and almost "relaxed" in this icon, if you could say that about a figure in an icon. The disciples are standing off to one side, a little perplexed at this unexpected interruption in the Master's schedule. At the top, you can see a procession of more mothers and fathers carrying children coming from the city out to the green countryside where this little scene is taking place. We have other icons more exciting and dynamic, but this one just makes me happy to look at.