The Divine Liturgy, Crete, possibly by the hand of Emmanuil Skordilis, 17th Century (dated 1647)

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At the centre is the Holy Trinity, consisting of God the Father turning with his upper body towards his Son, the Holy Spirit between them in the form of a dove, also turned towards Christ who is dressed as a Bishop, they sit above two fiery circles formed from seraphim and cherubim, on either side of the altar covered with a red and gold bordered cloth, blessing the angels who officiate at the Liturgy, cherubim represented as winged heads surround the Trinity and the Archangel Michael stands in the central foreground holding the scales of justice with six-winged angels on either side of him, the heavenly host lighting the way with candelabra; between the Father and the Son, on the table, the scroll and books are shown open from the left to the right of the icon and held by the various labelled dignitaries, among them Angels, Archangels, Dominions, Thrones, Powers and Principalities, displaying the Greek text of the Great Entrance Hymn, the final words of the hymn written on the altar cloth itself: Let all mortal flesh keep silence and stand with fear and trembling, and take no thought for any earthly thing, for the King of kings and Lord of lords cometh to be slain and given as food for the faithful. Before Him go the choirs of the angels with all sovereignty and power: the many-eyed Cherubim and six-winged Seraphim, covering their faces and crying out the hymn: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia
50.5 by 40cm., 20 by 15 3/4 in.