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TRADITIONAL RUSSIAN ORTHODOX ICONS

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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. Each has a certificate of authenticity.

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)

  • Annunciation to the Mother of God

    The Annunciation to the Mother of God. Archangel Gabriel greets the Virgin Mary saying, "Hail to Thee, o full of grace." Entirely hand painted, "written" in Russia, by a master iconographer in Rostov-on-the-Don. 5¾" x 7¾" Comes with a...

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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. New Lower Price Item!   About our traditional Russian Orthodox icons...

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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 of God *Kursk Root Icon

    Found in the 13th century in a forest near a tree (hence the appellation "root") this justifiably important Russian icon of the Theotokos of the Sign was immediately preserved in the Black Hermitage of the Roots (Chornaya Korennaya Pustyn), an abbey...

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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. New Lower Price Item!   About our traditional Russian...

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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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  • The Mother of God Three Hands

    The Iconoclastic Heresy of the 8th century was a movement to prohibit the use of icons in the Church. The fear was that people were worshipping icons as false gods. In the defense of icons, St John Damascene wrote a book, On Divine Images. As a...

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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 Icon

    The Theotokos of Vladimir (Владимирская) is a well-known 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...

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    Icon of the Most Holy Lady of Jerusalem

    Icon of the Mother of God “Jerusalem”. The feast of this icon is commemorated on October 12, on November 13, and on the Fifth Saturday of Great Lent. The Jerusalem Icon of the Mother of God, by tradition, was painted by the holy Evangelist...

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    Mother of God of Pochaev

    Mother of God of Pochaev (Почаевская икона Божией Матери). In the 13th Century, the Mother of God made an appearance in a pillar of fire standing above the Pochaev hillside. In the solid limestone on which She had been standing in prayer that night,...

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    Success of the Harvest Icon

    Mother of God “Blesser of the Harvest” or "Enhancer of the Grain Harvest" (Спорительница Хлебов). This icon has many names besides these two. She is the "Multiplier of Wheat", "Success of the Harvest" and "Ripener of Grain". She is a...

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  • Theotokos of Akhtirsk Icon

    Ахтырская икона Пресвятой Богородицы. This icon was revealed to a priest of the Pokrov Church, in Akhtirska, Russia, in 1739, when he discovered it in a new mown field. He was instructed to wash it and when he planned to dispose of the water he...

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