Christ the Bridegroom

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Christ The Bridegroom ("O Nymphios") is the icon central to the celebration of the Service of the Bridegroom during Holy Week. The icon depicts Jesus dressed according to the mockery of the Roman guards just prior to his crucifixion.

Service of the Bridegroom

Behold, the Bridegroom cometh in the middle of the night, and blessed is that servant whom He shall find watching; and again unworthy is he ...