Orthodox icon of Theotokos the "Tenderness", "Sweet Kiss" in Silver Plated (SP-1).
Silver-plated icons are made with the latest and very specific technique. The icon is a copy of a hand painted icon and the background is silver 958.
This icon miraculously came to Mount Athos where the original of this type is kept at theMonastery of Philotheou.In this icon Panagia is holding the Christ Child on her right arm, while with her other arm she presents him to the viewer, beseeching him to save mankind. The Christ Child is tenderly embracing his mother, resting his cheek on hers.
This type of in where the two faces are touching, cheek to cheek, is known as the Glykophilousa. It presents the The Theotokos in her capacity as mother while also symbolizing that as the mother of God. We know she is listened to by her Son and is an intercessor and protector for all mankind.
Theotokos "Tenderness" Icon (SP) (1)
Orthodox icon of the Most Holy Theotokos "Tenderness" in silver plated (1).
The icon in 4" x 5 1/2", comes with a small stand and can be hanging or standing. The bigger sizes, have a hanger.
Constantine and Helen Icon (SP)
Orthodox Icon of Saints Helen and Constantine the Equal of the Apostles. (SP)
Commemorated May 21.
This is a silver-plated icon of Saints Constantine and Helen on a special paper, with decoration. Silver-plated icons are made with the latest and very specific technique. The icon is a copy of a hand painted icon and the background is silver 958.
Saint Helen was the mother of St Constantine the Great. She is responsible for the recovery of the Cross and the building of many Churches. Saint Constantine the Great was the Emperor you reunited the Roman Empire and establishes Christianity as the main religion of the Empire, giving all Christians the freedom to practice their religion. Before he died he was baptized.
Dormition of Theotokos Icon(SP)
Orthodox Icon of the Dormition of the Most Holy Theotokos in silver plated (SP).
Silver-plated icon of the Dormition of Theotokos on specific paper, with decoration.Silver-plated icons are made with the latest and very specific technique. The icon is a copy of a hand painted icon and the background is silver 958.
The Dormition or Falling Asleep of the Theotokos commemorates the death, resurrection, and glorification of Christ's mother. There are no relics of the Theotokos that have ever been mentioned throughout history. Christ, standing behind the Theotokos, is Christ. He holds in His left arm an infant in white, symbolizing the soul of the Theotokos reborn in her glory in heaven. On either side of the bier are the Apostles; On the right is St. Peter and on the right is St. Paul who stands at the foot of the bier.
George Icon (SP)
Orthodox Icon of Saint George the Greatmartyr (SP).
Commemorated April 23.
Silver-plated icon of Saint George on a special paper, with decoration. Silver-plated icons are made with the latest and very specific technique. The icon is a copy of a hand painted icon and the background is silver 958.u00a0 NOTICE: The colors of the icons seems little darker, because of the reflection in the scanner. Saint George was a soldier in the roman army.u00a0By his late 20s, George was promoted to the rank of Tribunus and stationed as an imperial guard of the Emperor.u00a0In AD 302, Diocletian issued an edict that every Christian soldier in the army should be arrested and every other soldier should offer a sacrifice to the Roman gods. George refused to offer a sacrifice and declared he dod not do so because he was a Christian. George was a highly decorated officer and was respected by the other soldiers so he had great influence on them.u00a0The Emperor made many offers to change his mind, but George never accepted.u00a0After many varied tortures, George was beheaded before Nicomedia's city wall, on April 23, 303. More on the Life of Saint George