Rublev's Icon of the Trinity
What icon is this?
This is a picture of Andrei Rublev's icon of the Trinity, originally written in the 15th century. A larger version hangs in the offices of Trinity Integrative Medicine. The original is located in the Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow, Russia.
What is the meaning of the Icon?
In the words of Henri J. M. Nouwen (writer of Behold the Beauty of the Lord: Praying with Icons), this icon depicts three angels, representing the Father, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit, inviting individuals to participate in their work in the world . . . offering hope to the world. This imagery comes from the story of the visit of three angels to Abraham, recounted in Genesis 18:1-8 - lending an alternate title to this work: The Hospitality of Abraham.