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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Beautiful ad Perfect
Posted by Unknown on Jul 30th 2019
I am extremely pleased with The Our Lady of Perpetual Help Icon I received. It’s even more beautiful in person.
Posted by KIMBERLY CAPMAN on Jul 30th 2019
love this icon!
Durable & Beautiful Icon!
Posted by Nick R. on Jul 5th 2019
I'm very impressed with this product. Legacy Icons has found a way to deliver high quality, beautiful icons for the common man at a price that is very reasonable. If you want a hand prayed icon of decent quality, you have to shell out quite a bit of money. What Legacy does is to make available beautiful icons that last, for a fraction of that price. This allows my wife and I, who homeschool our kids, a chance to expose them to beautiful images of Our Lord, Our Lady, and the holy men and women we look up to far more than we could do so otherwise.
Posted by Unknown on Apr 22nd 2019
The icon turned out even better than I expected!
Posted by Bob on Oct 24th 2018
The quality of the Icon of " Our Lady of Perpetual Help" is outstanding,, just gorgeous
Posted by Zach 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.
Posted by Jeffery Johnson 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!
Posted by Unknown 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.
Posted by Elizabeth 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.
Beautiful and Bright
Posted by CFloyd on Aug 28th 2017
This icon is so bold, beautiful and bright in color and writing. It is well written
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