Mary is the "Eternal" or "Unfading" Bloom or Flower.
The Virgin is depicted holding the Christ Child in her left hand. Christ is blessing the world with his right hand and holding an "orb" in his left symbolizing he is the king of the universe. Mary, lovingly looking at the Christ Child, with her right hand she "points the way" to Him and holds a three blossomed stem representing the Blessed Trinity
. The two opened lilies representing God the Father and God the Holy Spirit. The still opening bloom represents Christ the Son of God. The style of the icon
is called "Hodegetria" meaning Mary is pointing the way for us to her Son
This icon is one of the most beloved icons
of the Theotokos in both Eastern and Western Christianity. It reveals to use the essence of our faith in the Holy Trinity, Christ in His human form and his beloved Mother.
Banner Measures: 10 1/4" x 7 3/4",
Including Wooden Parts 8 3/4" wide,
Including hanger part from top to bottom: 14" tall