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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)

  • Mother  and Child  Icon Iverskaya

    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

    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

    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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  • Bride Unwedded Icon

    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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  • Mother of God Icon Holding Hands

    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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  • Kazan Mother of God

    Kazan Mother of God

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

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  • The Mother of God Queen of Heaven

    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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  • Iverskaya Mother  of God Icon

    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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  • Hodigitria  Mother  of God Icon

    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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  • Unexpected Joy Mother of God Icon

    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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  • Iverskaya Mother of God

    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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  • Mother of God of the Sign Icon *Знамение

    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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  •  Increase of Wisdom Icon of the Theotokos

    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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    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

    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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    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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