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In a Russian Orthodox home, one corner is known as the "Beautiful" or "Holy Corner" (Красивый Угол) where one would display icons. By tradition, a large central icon is draped by a colorful embroidered cloth and graced with a lampada (лампада) vigil lamp. An icon stand would support the icon together with a bible, or a cross. (See Create a Russian Dacha in Your Own Home).

Our traditional icons are copied from ancient Russian and Byzantine icons in much the same way as church manuscripts were painstakingly copied from ancient manuscripts. Our icons were painted in Russia on wood panels by a master iconographer. 

Note: sizes are approximate. 

 

There are five main types of representation of the Theotokos in Orthodox iconography:

The Guide; Hodigitria - The Ever Virgin Mary is holding Christ and pointing toward Him, as a guide to God and salvation.
Tender Mercy; Eleusa - The Theotokos holds her Son, who touches her face.
All Merciful; Panakranta – Mary is regally enthroned.
Intercessor; Agiosortissa – Mary is alone with her hands held out in supplication.
Praying; Oranta, Panagia, Lady of the Sign - Mary with her arms in ornate position, with Christ enclosed in a circle in her womb.
The calendar of the Russian Church, where iconography of the Virgin is highly developed, mentions 260 of her icons noted for miracles and celebrated liturgically.
The Menaion of Sergius numbers the designations of Most Holy Theotokos icons at 700. (from OrthodoxWiki)

  • Increase of Wisdom Icon of the Theotokos

    Icon of the Theotokos and an infant Jesus Christ wearing crowns of glory, with angels holding candles, and six-winged serafim, together above a city of Orthodox believers. Across the bottom reads: Image of the Most Holy Theotokos, and Ever Blessed Virgin...

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  • Bride Unwedded Icon

    The icon of the Mother of God. About 4" x 6" Painted in Russia. 1 only.   About our traditional Russian Orthodox icons...

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  • Hodigitria Mother of God Icon

    This icon is "Mother of God the Redeemder" Our Lady points to Christ the Redeemer. About 4½" x 5 ¼" Painted in Russia. 1 only.   About our traditional Russian Orthodox icons...

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    Iverskaya Mother of God

    Iverskaya Mother of God The Portaitissa (or Gate-Keeper)       The Iverskaya (Iveron or Iberian) Icon of the Mother of God is especially honored on Mt. Athos at the Iberian Monastery. She made Her appearance in the...

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  • Iverskaya Mother of God Icon

    The Iverskaya (Iveron or Iberian) Icon of the Mother of God is especially honored on Mt. Athos at the Iberian Monastery. She made Her appearance in the middle of the 9th century at a time when the Church was agitated by iconoclasts under Emperor...

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  • Iverskaya Mother of God

    The Iverskaya (Iveron or Iberian) Icon of the Mother of God is especially honored on Mt. Athos at the Iberian Monastery. She made Her appearance in the middle of the 9th century at a time when the Church was agitated by iconoclasts under Emperor...

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  • Kazan Mother of God

    Hand painted icon of the Kazan Mother of God. 5¾" x 7¾" Made in Russia. Comes with a certificate of authenticity. 1 only. About our traditional Russian Orthodox icons...

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  • Mother and Child Icon

    An unusual icon of the Mother of God. About 8" x 6" Painted in Russia. 1 only.   About our traditional Russian Orthodox icons...

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  • Mother and Child Icon Iverskaya

    The Iverskaya (Iveron or Iberian) Icon of the Mother of God is especially honored on Mt. Athos at the Iberian Monastery. She made Her appearance in the middle of the 9th century at a time when the Church was agitated by iconoclasts under Emperor...

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  • Mother and Child Icon

    An icon of the Mother of God. About 8" x 6" Painted in Russia. 1 only.   About our traditional Russian Orthodox icons...

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  • Mother and Child Icon

    The icon of the Mother of God. About 4" x 6" Painted in Russia. 1 only.   About our traditional Russian Orthodox icons...

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  • Mother of God Icon Holding Hands

    The icon of Mother and Child. She has a sorrowful look and a  delicate touch for her child. About 4" x 6" Painted in Russia. 1 only.   About our traditional Russian Orthodox icons...

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  • Mother of God Icon Holy Spirit

    Jesus Christ holds a scroll on which is written, "The Holy Spirit is upon Me." And icon of the Eleusa, or tenderness type.  About 4½" x 5 ¼" Painted in Russia. 1 only.   About our traditional Russian Orthodox icons...

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  • Mother of God of the Sign Icon *Знамение

    Theotokos "of the Sign" Icon (Икона Божией Матери Знамение). Icons of this type are often called Oranta (Latin for praying). Our Lady presents us with Christ and our attention is drawn to her Son, our Saviour. On November...

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  • The Mother of God Queen of Heaven

    Mother of God Queen of Heaven. She indicates her son, Jesus Christ, who is likewise crowned. Entirely hand painted, "written" in Russia, by a master iconographer in Rostov-on-the-Don. 5¾" x 7¾" Comes with a certificate of authenticity...

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  • Unexpected Joy Mother of God

    Mother of God “The Unexpected Joy” (Икона Нечаянная Радость). This icon is venerated on May 14th (1st by the old calendar). Its origin stems from the writings of St. Dimitri of Rostov. He tells of a sinner who unexpectedly experienced...

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  • Unexpected Joy Mother of God Icon

    Mother of God “The Unexpected Joy” (Икона Нечаянная Радость). This icon is venerated on May 14th (1st by the old calendar). Its origin stems from the writings of St. Dimitri of Rostov. He tells of a sinner who unexpectedly experienced...

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  • Vladimir Mother of God

    Vladimir Mother of God

    The Mother of God of Vladimir (Владимирская) is an Orthodox icon of the Eleusa type, which means Tenderness in Greek, and Умиление (Umilenie) in Russian. The relationship between Mother and Child is expressed with great emphasis. Christ,...

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