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Selby Abbey - Icon of Friendship

Thank you all once again for your words of care and encouragement for Katharine. She remains in hospital, and now has pleurisy. To add to life's complexity, my mum is also now in hospital in Rotherham with a chest problem.

Icons are not a particularly common feature of Anglican churches in the UK, but in Selby Abbey there are three. This one was my favourite.

The following is an extract from the notes about this icon - "The icon shows Christ and an early Egyptian saint called Menas who represents every believer. It says something about the friendship that Christ offers to everyone who will accept it. Christ has his arm on his friend's shoulder, as a sign of his friendship....."

Ian
Love the eyes!
November 7th, 2019  
Oh goodness me, you must be torn in both directions at once! Heartily wishing both Katharine and your mum well again from those chest bugs. So much around this time of year. All the very very best.

Beautiful icons. I studied Iconography as one of my college courses. This is beautiful and I love the words from the notes.
November 7th, 2019  
Wonderful image...Ian, I know that you must be very stressed with Katherine's and your mom's illnesses. Prayers to you, Katherine, your mom and family.
November 7th, 2019  
Joy
Prayers for you and your family
November 7th, 2019  
Sorry to hear that Katharine and your mum are poorly, wishing them both a speedy recovery.
Lovely icon picture, the colours are lovely.
November 7th, 2019  
Wish both a soon recovery and health.
great shot of this nice icone.
( I`m with you. I think they all play panic football. )
November 7th, 2019  
Encouraging photo and interesting to read the details.
Do hope both Katherine and your Mum are soon feeling much stronger and able to get home.
November 7th, 2019  
wishing your family a speedy recovery - nice capture
November 8th, 2019  
Very lovely icon photo. I'm sorry there is illness in the family. Hoping and prayers for a speedy recovery for both.
November 8th, 2019  
Wonderful pic!!
November 8th, 2019  
A nice icon, sentiment and colors.
I am sorry you have so much to deal with at once. Hoping both continue to improve soon...
November 8th, 2019  
sorry for these health issues, love to you all
November 8th, 2019  
Goodness me, your family is having a rough trot! I hope they both bounce back soon
November 8th, 2019  
Beautiful capture. What a story to describe this icon! And to think that there is so much hate in the world we live in!
November 8th, 2019  
I hope the family health issues resolve quickly.

I am really drawn to icons. They are a fascinating insight into Christian history.
November 8th, 2019  
A lovely icon. Hope your mum and Katharine get well soon
November 8th, 2019  
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Thank you all for all your comments and favs, which put this shot on the Popular Page.

On the medical front, Katharine is still in York hospital, but my mum has been discharged from Rotherham hospital, and my brother had quite a journey to get her home through an area badly affected by flooding. Thank you once again for all your kind words and prayers, they are very much valued!

Ian
November 8th, 2019  
Frendship is important but I did not see picture like this. We are with you
November 10th, 2019  
wonderful capture
glad to her that mom is now home safe and sound after battling in the hospital and flooding roads - must have been very scary experience.
You and Katherine are still in my prayers every night
November 10th, 2019  
@ninaganci Thank you Nina - it's been lovely to feel the arm of your support while Katharine has been ill.

Ian
November 11th, 2019  
@vesna0210 Thank you Vesna, your support is appreciated!

Ian
November 17th, 2019  
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