Among the commonest search terms which find me are those referring to Father Pefkis, Mount Athos and icons. One searched for “ikonen”, so perhaps I should have a German translation. For that, there is Babel fish.
Here are my icons. If anyone can tell me the translation of the Greek in the Madonna, I would be grateful.
The colours of the robes
Jesus, in the middle, wears red, with a gold stripe, and the blue cloak over one shoulder; the Holy Spirit on his left wears blue, part covered with gold; and the Father on his left wears a blue shirt almost entirely covered with a gold cloak.
Below, Jesus adult wears the same, but as a child wears gold, with two green stripes; Mary wears black, with a gold edging and green at her sleeve.
Red is Jesus’ humanity, blue his divinity so far as humans may perceive it. Gold is the divinity of the Father, divine light beyond perception. Black depicts dying to worldly life. Green is the colour of natural, living things.
Or not. There may be other explanations: tell me yours.
And these are my posts about icons:
This is the most comprehensive site I have found: icons explained