Heart of the Theotokos Icon - T100

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In one of the evening services of the Orthodox Church known as Compline, we speak these words to Mary, the Theotokos and Mother of God, “Do not turn from me, an unclean sinner...but have compassion on me, O Theotokos, and accept the prayer of a sinner…exercise your boldness and pray to your Son our Lord and Master that He will make known to me also His compassionate goodness.”

This beautiful icon of the heart of Mary, shows her heart is centered in Her Son and His mercy through her intercessory prayer for the Church, her children. For Orthodox Christians, icons of our Blessed Lady the Mother of God will almost always have the image of Christ Her Son centered upon her heart in the icon for Her servanthood for the world and her prayers for us always find their fountain of being and Grace in the Son she bore for us. His Grace makes powerful her intercessions for us. This icon shows her tenderness, her love and devotion toward her Son, such a devotion that would bring her agony and tears as she watched Him later suffer on Holy Friday and so she too would fulfill the words of Simeon, “And a sword shall pierce your heart also.” In some Russian piety, this icon is also depicted with seven swords piercing her heart.

From the Akathist Service for the Mother of God, Softener of Evil Hearts:

Soften our evil hearts, O Mother of God,
And quench the attacks of those who hate us
And loose all straitness of our soul.
For looking on thy holy icon
We are filled with compunction by thy suffering and loving-kindness for us
And we kiss thy wounds;
We are filled with horror for the darts with which we wound thee.
Let us not, O Mother of Compassion,
According to the cruelty of our hearts, perish from the cruelty of heart of those near us,
For thou art in truth the Softener of Evil Hearts.


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Customer Reviews

9 reviews

  • 5

    heart of the theotokos

    Posted by Katherine on Aug 14th 2020

    I love the tenderness of this icon! i’d love to see others by this same artist!

  • 5

    Beyond rating

    Posted by Father William Keebler Jr on Aug 15th 2019

    The icon of the Mother of God is one of welcome and compassion; truly beautiful!

  • 5

    A beautiful icon

    Posted by Unknown on Jun 4th 2019

    This icon is very touching and beautiful, I am very happy with this icon and the craftsmanship like always with legacy is wonderful.

  • 5

    Beautiful icon

    Posted by Daniel McBride on Jun 4th 2019

    Beautiful icon, arrived in perfect condition, and quickly. Thank you!

  • 5

    Just as described, Beautiful

    Posted by Robyn on Oct 17th 2017

    Item arrived just as described. It is beautiful.

  • 5


    Posted by Unknown on Jun 16th 2017

    I am very pleased with this icon! Easily my favorite!! Quality made and lovely color! Shipment arrived quick!!

  • 5


    Posted by Jazz on Mar 4th 2017

    I received this icon as a birthday gift it is really beautiful. The colors are clear and you can really see the love between mother and son coming through. It is so much more striking in person. Highly recommend.

  • 5

    Beatutiful icon

    Posted by Unknown on Jan 24th 2017

    A beautiful icon, I wish I could have bought a bigger size, the the US exchange rate is bad right now.

  • 5

    Beutifully Made

    Posted by Unknown on Nov 18th 2016

    It is a beautiful icon and it is well made. In the short time I have had it, I have had compliments by everyone that has seen it.