Icons of the Mother of God

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Mother of God icon "Vladimirskaya". 12th century icon, Uspensky Cathedral, Moscow Cremlin. (600 x 887), 384 kb.

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Icon Trojerucica (pron. Troyeruchitza) or Our Lady with three hands

This is the most famous icon in the Serbian Monastery Hilandar, Mt.Athos, Greece and there are about 30 wonderful icons in Hilandar.

Rich history of this icon is connected with St. John Damascus, famous religious poet and Orthodox Arab, who lived in 8th century. He served in the castle of Siria's calif and he was accused as an enemy of state and his right hand was cut off as a sentence. He was a man of great faith and with love for Mother of God. He asked calif for his hand and prayed in front of this icon for healing and he was healed ! He made a silver right hand and put it on the icon as a symbol of his miraculous healing. He also gave the icon its name.

A Legend says that this icon was made by Apostle Luka, and, since he knew the Mother of God personally, it shows how She really looked like.

Size: 762x944, GIF file 343K.

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The Mother of God icon Zna'menie ("The Sign"). 18th century icon from the Orthodox Churchmuseum in Kuopio. The original icon is from the middle age and resides in the Sofia Cathedral in Novgorod. (615x726, 424k)

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The Kursk Icon of the Mother of God (425 x 500, 120k)

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Mother of God enthroned. Athos, 16th century. (418x580, 272k)

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Holy Nil Stolbenskij. 19th century icon, now in Moscos spiritual academy. (575x760, 384k)

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Mother of God icon "The uninflammable bush", 18th century icon now in Orthodox church museum in Kuopio. (653x763, 430k)

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Mother of God icon "the Joy for all grieving". 19th century icon, St. Petersburg. (575x723, 366k)

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Mother of God icon "The Unexpected Joy". No details known to me. (604x778, 419k)

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Mother of God icon. Greece, 1993. (449x590, 187k)

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Virgin and Child, Serbian monastery Hilandar, Mt.Athos, 13th century (422x562 136k)

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