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Kursk Icon of the Theotokos – Damascene Gallery

Generally, icons of the Theotokos show her holding her Son.  In this rare icon, Theotokos is shown without Christ.

Generally, in the Orthodox Christian tradition, icons of the Theotokos show her holding her Son, our Lord Jesus Christ. She is the Mother of God, and so it is right to represent her as a Mother holding the infant Jesus Who is God.

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Orthodox icon - Theotokos + + + Κύριε Ἰησοῦ Χριστέ, Υἱὲ τοῦ Θεοῦ, ἐλέησόν με τὸν + + + The Eastern Orthodox Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheEasternOrthodox Pinterest The Eastern Orthodox: http://www.pinterest.com/easternorthodox/ Pinterest The Eastern Orthodox Saints: http://www.pinterest.com/easternorthodo2/

Валаамская икона Божией Матери. Свято-Троицкая Александро-Невская Лавра, церковь Феодора Новгородского. Икона в академическом стиле

Valaam icon of the Mother of God

Religious Orthodox icon: Theotokos Eleusa

Such intricate borders and background.

Madonna & Child

russian icons madonna & child So beautiful

Mary becomes Mother of God: The year 431 A.D. was a momentous one in the history of the Queen of Heaven.  That's the year the church fathers, meeting in Ephesus in modern day Turkey,  officially de...

Theotokos: How the Mother Goddess became Mary

One of the oldest icons Flashback from art history

The Mother Of God: Holyest Theotokos

Byzantine Icons-Theotokos-Mother of God

"Reading" the icon of the Theotokos of Perpetual Help. All icons speak volumes, if you know how to read them.

From my 'The Virgin Mary' board: "Reading" the icon of the Theotokos of Perpetual Help. I love keys to interpreting the symbolism in works of art.

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