Blessed Xenia of St. Petersburg was married early in life to a colonel, but his sudden and unexpected death left her widowed at the young age of 26. Realizing in her grief the transitory nature of this life, she gave away all her earthly possessions and became a "fool-for-Christ", wearing the uniform of her departed husband, and called herself by his name. She spent the remainder of her life among the paupers of St. Petersburg, enduring mockery and the harsh elements, praying always to God in her heart.
St. Xenia was given the gift of miracle-working in abundance, both during her lifetime and after her repose. Today she is known particularly for her intercessions for those seeking employment, and for families and marriages.
This is a mounted print of an original icon by a monk of the Hermitage.
Featuring a central icon of "Christ the Ruler of All" flanked by the Kazan icon of the Mother of God and an icon of St. Nicholas. Each icon is 1.5"...
This icon is suggestive of Christ's divine presence and watchfulness ("Behold the Bridegroom comes in the middle of the night...") during Holy Week and His selfless love for His Bride,...
This icon is a striking rendition of Christ the Lord of All at the end of the ages. Using both Russian and Byzantine techniques this contemporary icon beautifully reveals to...