The Icon of the Savior, Image Not-Made-By-Hands, is one of the earliest images of Christ known in iconography. The feast of this icon is celebrated on August 16/29, during the afterfeast of the Dormition, and is called the Third Feast-of-the-Savior in August.
This is the main icon of Christ on the Hermitage iconostasis and was painted by a monk at the Hermitage.
The traditional Deisis (Greek: supplication) icon features an image of Christ enthroned, carrying a book, and surrounded on either side by the Virgin Mary and St. John the Baptist. They are shown facing towards Christ...
St. Seraphim of Sarov was a Russian ascetic and wonderworker who lived at the Sarov Monastery in the 18th century. He is one of the most beloved Orthodox saints...
St. Luke, Archbishop of Simferopol and Crimea, was a pioneering and world-famous surgeon, a confessor under torture, a bishop and a miracle-worker: truly one of the most amazing saints who suffered at the hands...