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". St. Seraphim used oil from the lamp set before this icon to anoint the sick, healing many. Our Lady is depicted with downcast eyes and arms crossed, an example of humility and silent prayer to her Son. The faithful continue to pray before this icon, seeking the intercessions of the Mother of God for healing of body and soul.
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...