Today you have appeared to the whole world, and your light, O Lord, has made a sign upon us who, with knowledge, sing your praise, You have come, you have appeared, the unapproachable Light
Why does the question whether icons are written or painted even arise? The answer lies in the differences between the English and the Russian languages.
Dostoevsky’s novels are relatively accessible, and they are usually quite engaging, so most readers are able to plunge right in without preliminaries. Two obstacles, however, should be noted at the outset.