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Theotokos "Softener of Evil Hearts" (Academic) Icon - T184

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Also known in the West as "Our Lady of Sorrows", this icon is based on the prophecy of Saint Simeon the God-Receiver, who said at Christ's dedication in the Temple, "A sword shall pierce through your own soul as well." This icon is celebrated on February 2, the Feast of the Meeting of the Lord.

This icon is painted in the Russian "Academic" style, which was popular in the 17th to the early 20th centuries.

Reproduced with permission.

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  • Beautiful

    Posted by Micah on Apr 30th 2021

    The first icon I purchased. None has ever grabbed my attention as this one has, and even then, the pictures do not do Her justice.

  • Amazing

    Posted by Mike on Apr 13th 2021

    This icon is gorgeous, I absolutely love it. Serious 5 stars for just being so wonderfully made

  • Excellent icon of the Theotokos

    Posted by Anastasia on Oct 12th 2019

    The richness of the colors and the realism of this beautiful icon makes it seem like it was hand painted; I can’t take my eyes off this icon. It’s helped me with my prayers to the Theotokos. Excellent quality for the price.


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