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The Theotokos of the Passion is one of the most recognized Byzantine icons of the Mother of God (Theotokos) by both Eastern Orthodox Christians as well as Western Roman Catholics. Traditionally, it is said to be one of the icons painted by St. Luke the Evangelist, and it is known in the Western Churches (primarily the Roman Catholic Church) as Our Lady of Perpetual Help The icon's commemoration is celebrated on April 30 and on the sixth Sunday after Pascha (Sunday of the Blind Man). The Roman Catholic Church celebrates this memorial on June 27.

The Icon of the Mother of God "Of the Passion" received its name because on either side of the Mother of God are two angels with the implements of the Lord’s suffering: the Cross, the lance, and the sponge.

There was a certain pious woman, Katherine, who began to suffer seizures and madness after her marriage. She ran off into the forest and attempted suicide more than once.

In a moment of clarity she prayed to the Mother of God and vowed that if she were healed, she would enter a monastery. After recovering her health, she only remembered her vow after a long time. Afraid and mentally afflicted, she took to her bed. Three times the Most Holy Theotokos appeared to her, commanding the sick woman to go to Nizhni-Novgorod and to buy Her icon from the iconographer Gregory.

After she had done this, Katherine received healing. From that time on, miracles have occurred from this icon. The Feast day of this icon is on August 13, commemorating its transfer from the village of Palitsa to Moscow in 1641. A church was built at the place where it was met at the Tver gates, and in 1654, the Strastna monastery was built.

Other “Passion” icons of the Mother of God have been glorified in the Moscow church of the Conception of St. Anna, and also in the village of Enkaeva in Tambov diocese. The icon has been in Rome since 1499, and is permanently enshrined in the church of Sant'Alfonso di Liguori, where the official Novena to Our Mother of Perpetual Help text is prayed weekly.

This icon is reproduced from a scan of the original icon provided by the Redemptorists of Limerick, Ireland. Legacy Icons reproduces this icon with the full blessing of the C.Ss.R.

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  1. beautiful Icon 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Oct 24th 2018

    The quality of the Icon of " Our Lady of Perpetual Help" is outstanding,, just gorgeous

  2. Perfect! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Jun 18th 2018

    Fast processing and shipping, even more beautiful in person. There seems to be small gold flakes in the paint which catch the light brilliantly at certain angles, and are invisible at others.

  3. Fantastic! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Jan 27th 2018

    What a stunning copy of an ancient, historic, and beautiful icon. I love it, as I love all the icons from LI in my home. The quality is top-notch!

  4. husband pleased 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Jan 14th 2018

    The icon arrived timely and in good condition. I ordered the masterpiece framing for my husband. My husband was very pleased with the gift and how it looked.

  5. Beautiful! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Dec 10th 2017

    I purchased this for our church bookstore, but I may have to order a larger one for myself. It speaks to me.

  6. Beautiful and Bright 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Aug 28th 2017

    This icon is so bold, beautiful and bright in color and writing. It is well written

  7. Excellent quality 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Jun 9th 2017

    This made a beautiful baptism gift for my nephew. It is very well done. So pleased!

  8. A Heavenly Reminder 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Feb 14th 2017

    A constant reminder of Heavenly Help

  9. Draws me in 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Jan 19th 2017

    I have an affection for this icon, in part, because of the time I have spent at the Redeptorist retreat centres in Tucson and on the Jersey Shore. For reasons unknown to me, i am drawn into the mystery if this icon, more so than other icons with Mary.

  10. Exactly what I was looking for 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Jan 16th 2017

    The icon is a faithful copy of the original, the colors are clear and brilliant, and a light seems to shine out of the whole of it. I am so glad I found it! And it is mounted perfectly.

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