by Dr. Contantine Cavarnos. A masterful introduction to our Holy Iconography written by a devout, believing Orthodox Christian. This is a must for anyone's library who loves Holy Icons. A detailed explanation of the characteristics of Byzantine iconography. This first volume treats the chief doctrinal, liturgical and festal icons with great insight. Numerous illustrations, including frescoes, mosaics and panel icons from various times. An appendix contains the defense of the holy icons by St. John Damascene. 266 pages, softcover.