The Mother of God of Vladimir is one of the most universally beloved Orthodox icons. Through this icon, the Mother of God revealed her Holy Protection over the Russian land. The original icon is displayed in the Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow. Patriarch Luke Chrysoberges of Constantinople sent the newly made icon as a gift to Grand Duke Yury Dolgoruky of Kiev in about 1131. One of the most exquisite icons ever created, the icon of the Theotokos of Vladimir is sometimes described as exhibiting universal feelings of motherly love and anxiety for her child. The venerated image was used in coronations of tsars, elections of patriarchs, and other important ceremonies of state. Her feast is celebrated on June 3rd (O.S.).
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.