Virgin Mary "The Softener of Evil Hearts", "Semistrelnaia"
The "Softener of Evil Hearts" icon
is also called the "Prophecy of Simon" (or Simeon's Prophecy) since St Simeon said to Mary, upon the presentation of Our Lord
in the temple.
Feast Days; Sunday of All Saints and Feb 2/15th the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord.
A very similar icon to this, Virgin Mary of Sorrows "Seven Swords", has a different positioning of the swords.
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