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"
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...
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,...