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Theotokos of the Passion Icon - background and description

The Icon of the Theotokos "Of the Passion" owes its name to the two angels depicted with the instruments of Christ's suffering. They awaken the viewer to the reality of Christ's agony and death on the Cross. The icon follows the Hodigitria pattern. According to tradition, it originates from the works of Saint Luke the Evangelist. It portrays Mary holding the infant Christ and pointing toward Him.

In the Russian church tradition, the icon wrought many miracles, bringing healing to the insane and the demon-possessed. One of the best-known narratives is about a God-loving woman named Catherine, who endured episodes of madness after she married. In one of the worst attacks, she ran off to a forest and attempted to kill herself. When she came to her senses, she prayed to the Mother of God, vowing to dedicate her life to God if she recovered. The Theotokos appeared to her in her dream. She instructed her to obtain her icon from a little-known iconographer and venerate it. Catherine obeyed and eventually brought it to the monastery she joined.

We turn to the Theotokos of the Passion Icon in our prayers for healing for the mentally ill, delivery from suicidal thoughts, and relief in catastrophic events and disasters.

Theotokos of the Passion Icon: process and delivery

At St Elisabeth Convent, we have been painting icons "Theotokos of the passion" since 1998. The religious and artistic value of our works comes from many hours of meticulous labour, loyalty to tradition, the mastery of our painters and the incessant prayer with which we create our icons.

We adhere to the Byzantine and Russian traditions of icon painting passed on over centuries from generation to generation.

Enrich the icon collection at your home or church with the icon of the Theotokos of the Passion. Choose from a variety of sizes and multiple variants available, or place a custom order. We encourage you to browse our catalogue and explore the wide selection of our wedding, family and church icons.

Please note that the final price depends on your location and delivery option. We will contact you to confirm the details after receiving your order.

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