This icon is one of the great treasures of the New Valaam Monastery in Finland. The wonderworking icon features the Theotokos standing on a cloud, holding Christ, in the Hodegetria ("she who shows the way") style.
The icon was painted at Valaam Monastery in Russia in a naturalistic style that was popular in the late 19th century. It survived the two World Wars and was taken to Finland for safe-keeping, where it remains today. In 1987, the Church of Finland established its feast day on August 7.
Very good quality, exactly what I was expecting
I asked Legacy to make this icon into a diptych, along with thw Sinai Chrost icon. Stunning, I pray before it daily... a piece of Valaam in my house!
If you need a gift for any occasion the Valaam Icon of the Mother of God is definitely something to consider.
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