The American copy of the Port Arthur icon of the Mother of God is permanently housed at the Hermitage of the Holy Cross. The original historic icon was painted in 1903 on the eve the Russo-Japanese War and sent to the Far East of Russia. Lost after the revolution, the icon was found abroad many years later and brought back to Vladivostok in 1998. It is venerated as the precious treasure of the Orthodox Christians in that area, and a copy is often carried in procession on the coast of the Primorye Region.
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Two beautiful depictions of St. Mary of Egypt from Sofrino. With Christ blessing - 5" x 6.25" Figure alone - 4.3" x 8.75"
This triumphant icon triptych features a central image of the Lord Christ trampling on the gates of hell, with side panels depicting Adam & Eve, Kings David & Solomon, and John the Baptist,...
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...
First Week of Great Lent
The Hermitage of the Holy Cross will be closed in observance of the First Week of Great Lent from February 18 until February 26. We will reply to all correspondence and ship all orders as soon as possible beginning Monday, February 26.