A late 17th century icon of Our Lord seated in judgment of the living and the dead, by the hand of the great Muscovite iconographer Simon Ushakov. Ushakov's characteristic style gives this icon remarkable warmth, emphasizing God's boundless mercy. The Gospel book is open to the Church Slavonic passage: "Come, ye blessed of my Father... for I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat, I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink, I was a stranger, and ye took me in. Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me" (Matthew 25:34-6).
From Sofrino: a triptych icon fronted with ornate Russian crosses, opening into a wonderful classic icon of the Nativity of the Lord. 10" x 7.5" x 1/4"Main icon 5" x 7.5"
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...