Theotokos "Softener of Evil Hearts" (Academic) Icon - T184
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.
I didn't notice that it was printed in Russian. Should have been stated in the listing.
BEAUTIFUL ICON WHICH I USE AS A FOCAL POINT WHEN PRAYING THE ROSARY AND THE OUR LADY OF SORROWS ROSARY AS WELL.
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.
This icon is gorgeous, I absolutely love it. Serious 5 stars for just being so wonderfully made
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