In this video I discuss the symbolism of the left hand and right hand that’s often mentioned in Scripture. Through exploring iconography and other representations of opposites inside and outside of Christianity, we can discover the meaning and role of these basic opposites, how they can feed each other and mysteriously flip. As I mention in my discussion, this is more like poetry, an intuition rather than a system.

Icon of the Last Judgement image I always use, painted by Fr. Luke Dingman:

Relevant Orthodox Arts Journal articles by Jonathan Pageau:

- Mercy on The Right. Rigor on The Left:

- The Icon of The Last Judgement:

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