St. Seraphim of Sarov held this image of the Mother of God in the greatest reverence, praying before it in his monastic cell and naming it "Joy of Joys." The Theotokos is depicted with downcast eyes and arms crossed, an example of humility and silent prayer to Her Son.
This icon was painted by a Hermitage monk and is the main icon of the Theotokos in Archimandrite Seraphim's icon corner.
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.