This is a very expressive icon of the Birth Giver of God, or Theothokos, who in her tender embrace whit her Divine Child cheek, shows us their unity of mind and profound love for one another. This loving relationship is often seen in icons called Glykophilousa. Often the Virgin’s eyes are looking both inwardly to her interior state, and then also outwardly in love and concern to her Son, as seen her.
The Divine infant holds a prophets scholl in one of this hands to remind us that He is the fulfillment of the prophet’s words. With His other hand, He blesses His mother whit His Holy Name, His fingers are forming the letters « IC XC » the abbreviation for Jesus Christ in Greek. The stars on the Virgin Mary’s veil and shoulder represent Her virginity before during, and after childbearing, for she was ever-pur. Not by just chance of God’s choice was the Virgin so extraordinary, but by the strength of her will to be obedient to an impossible choice : virginity and motherhood . May we learn also to always choose God’s sweet Will in all thinks!
Please note minor differences are possible but you will be provided pictures of the actual icon you are receiving.
Size: 28cm X 41cm 11 X 16 inches
The icon is painted on wood panel. For the halo, and background icon, it was used golden leaves. The icon is varnished with couple of layers to assure a long lasting image and to make it easy and safe to clean it from dust. The back is varnished with darker tone semi transparent for a nice finish.