The Eastern Orthodox marriage ceremony includes the "crowning" of the couple. They are told their role is to be the rulers of their household, but also that these are crowns of martyrdom. (The crown in Byzantine iconography indicates the person died for Christ. "Martyria" means witness; they witnesses their commitment to Christ) The sacrificial aspect of marriage is emphasized in the words of the rite.
The Patternbank team recently stumbled on these pattern enhanced photographic works from Russian art studio Yakovley & Aleeva. Here mixing fashion and opulent Slavic culture to create a collection of stunningly beautiful folklore statements. Vibrant colour, Russian culture and rich pattern collide to deliver an updated folk look. See more of Yakovley & Aleeva’ s work here on their Behance portfolio site.
The 4 Most Common Mistakes Made By English Speakers Learning Russian - At first the Russian language seems very difficult to learn. It contains gender of nouns and adjectives, numbers, conjugations, six cases, and even those verbs of motion! Getting over the fence of learning Russian grammar may be not easy, but in the end you will get your well-deserved reward. #article #russian