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Manually painted wood icon representing the Virgin Mary and Baby Jesus. Miniature measuring 7x10 cm. Original artwork.
The Virgin Mary is the Theotokos, the mother of Jesus Christ, the Son and Word of God. She conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit. She was cared for by her betrothed husband, Joseph, who took the child and his mother into his home as his own. One very strong tradition in the Orthodox Church holds that the birth of Jesus was also miraculous and left Mary's virginity intact as a sign; it is also the tradition of the Church that Joseph and Mary did not have relations after the birth of Jesus. She is also called Panagia, the "All-Holy," indicating her closeness to God in her obedience.
The title Theotokos (in Greek, Θεοτόκος) is a Greek word that means "God-bearer" or "Birth-giver to God."
- Icon type
- Painting technique
- Baby Jesus
- Key color
- Painting dimensions (l x L, cm)
- 7x10 cm
- Celebration in the month of
- 9 (September)