The Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ

by Maria Athanasiou



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 8/27/2009

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 24
ISBN : 9781477167328
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 24
ISBN : 9781441558107
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 24
ISBN : 9781441574978

About the Book

In Rejoice, Maria Athanasiou uses Byzantine iconography to illustrate the story and Scriptures. She combines many of Byzantine iconographic painting techniques through the medium of watercolors to portray the details of the birth of Christ. The book details the events before, during, and after Jesus' birth, describing the period he was to be born, the significant people around him, his glorified nativity story, and his church.

Rejoice is grounded in the Holy Scriptures, both the text and the iconography are expressions based on the Bible.

"Thank you for writing such a beautiful book about the story of Christmas. My children enjoy hearing it over and over. They truly have learned the story of Christ's birth."

-Leoni DiAndrea

About the Author

Maria Athanasiou was born in Greece, and graduated from Veloudakis Fashion Institute in Athens, Greece. Lived in New York, Long Island since 1980, and worked as a designer, patternmaker and seamstress; she is also a watercolorist and illustrator. “Painting and creating illustrations of the Holy Icons with watercolors is a big joy and a great gift from God.” Maria was blessed with three children, all grown and married, and ten beautiful grandchildren.