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Coptic Orthodox Church
Picture of St.Mary & Jesus
edited August 2004
Hey guys, well I know you've seen many pictures with St.Mary carrying baby Jesus on her lap. I was always wondering why one of his sandals is always falling off. Anyone know why?
I honestly never noticed that, is that true, or does it look like that? ???
lol, just look at any picture near you like that. Not all of them have it I guess but most.
Ur talking about coptic icons? Caus it mite look like it caus of the perspective, u know how icons can have weird perspectives sometimes, if u know what i mean...
Here is the picture, but yea, I'd like to know y also.
well I'm prety sure..
Weird indeed lol, but thats not a coptic icon, i guess it's just a form of art, perhaps a symbol...anybody??? :-\
We have a big one in front of the altar in my church of that same pic.
so anyone know why??
well my uncle told my this but im not sure if its right its the bcuz CHRIST has defeated the world and sandals r considered something from the world or something like that...o now i remember its bcuz HE is not from this world
I'm not sure of the veracity of what I heard, but if you look at the angels you'll see one is carrying a cross and the other carrying the spear and the sponge-tipped spear. I heard that our Lord Jesus Christ saw this, and as a child was frightened; so, He attempted to run away breaking the strap on His sandal.
Please keep me in your prayers,
Actually I remember after a weekday liturgy last year during Saint Mary's fast, one of the congregation was asking the priest about it while he was giving out the baraka. He said there was a little story behind it. I don't remember the WHOLE thing lol, but i remember the important part that the picture used to be made with Child Christ wearing both sandals, and there was a person praying and looking at the picture while he was praying, and i
he asked God for a sign so the picture moved and his sandal fell off. And since then, they've been making the picture with that sandal off. I may be a little wrong on the minor details of the story cus it was about a year ago, but thats most of it. Anyway, hope this helped.