The original copy of this icon was created with blessing of St. Ambrose of Optina, and depicts the Mother of God sitting upon clouds, blessing the fields and harvested sheaves of wheat and rye with her outstretched arms. According to St. Ambrose, the Theotokos is thus shown to be a "helper for people in their labors for the acquiring of their daily bread," both physical and spiritual. We pray before this icon during times of famine, economic hardship, and spiritual poverty, or in thanksgiving for our many blessings. Her feast is celebrated on October 15th (O.S.).
Dimensions: 13"x 16"x 3/4"