An elegant matching set of silk screened Orthodox icons
of Christ the Pantocrator and the Virgin of Kazan, enhanced with metal oklad on wood.
Perfect for newlyweds, an anniversary, house bless or your domestic church (home altar). SIZE of each icon is 10 3/4" by 8 1/4"
The matching set consists of an icon of Christ Pantocrator and the Kazan Mother of God
. Each icon is framed in metal "basma" (decorative frame having a repousse like design) mounted on a base. Each icon has a metal nimbus (halo) which significantly enhances their beauty.
Christ is the Teacher. King, Ruler and Judge if All. Christ is pictured blessing with his right hand and holding a Book of Gospels with his left hand.
Here the Virgin of Kazan boldly presents Her Son to all believers. The Virgin of Kazan is one of the most beloved icons of the Theotokos in both the Christian East and West. Typically the Virgin of Kazan is historically known as the "protectress" of the Russian faithful - she protected them in the City of Kazan, in Moscow and during the siege of St Petersburg. She is known as a refuge for pilgrims and sinners at the Roman Catholic Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima where an icon of the Virgin of Kazan was venerated for many years.
A matching set of Christ and the Virgin Mary (of the image of Kazan) is a traditional wedding
present. Some traditions hold it is traditional gift
from the groom's parents as the new couple at the "Crowning" (Eastern term for wedding) are starting a "new kingdom." The blessing of the wedding icons usually takes place 40 days before the wedding and is used in the wedding. A wedding icon set is sometimes handed down from generation to generation.
MADE IN RUSSIA by the Workshops of the Moscow Patriarchate.
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