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Theotokos "Sweet Kissing" Icon - T180

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The "Sweet Kissing" or "Glykophilousa" Orthodox icon. This sacred image depicts the tender moment of affection between the Virgin Mary and the infant Jesus, capturing the essence of maternal love and divine bond.
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Embracing Divine Love: The Story of the Sweet Kissing Icon

In the heart of Orthodox Christian tradition lies a beloved icon known as the "Sweet Kissing" or "Glykophilousa" icon. This sacred image depicts the tender moment of affection between the Virgin Mary and the infant Jesus, capturing the essence of maternal love and divine bond.

Legend has it that the original icon was painted by Saint Luke the Evangelist, who was not only a disciple of Christ but also a gifted artist. As he spent time with the Virgin Mary, he was inspired to create this iconic representation of her love for her son.

The "Sweet Kissing" icon holds a special place in the hearts of believers, serving as a reminder of the unconditional love and compassion that emanates from the Mother of God. It symbolizes the intimate relationship between Mary and Jesus, as well as the profound connection between humanity and the divine.

Throughout the centuries, countless miracles and blessings have been attributed to the veneration of this sacred icon. Orthodox Christians around the world turn to the "Sweet Kissing" icon in times of need, seeking solace, comfort, and guidance in their lives.

Today, the "Sweet Kissing" icon continues to inspire devotion and reverence, drawing believers into a deeper relationship with Mary and her son, Jesus Christ. Its timeless message of love transcends generations, offering hope and healing to all who gaze upon it.

May the "Sweet Kissing" icon serve as a beacon of divine love and compassion, guiding us on our spiritual journey and drawing us closer to the heart of God.

The Sweet Kissing (or Loving-kindness, or Glykophilousa in Greek) icon is a tender and loving image depicting the love between Christ and the Virgin Mary. The Lord gently touches His Mother's face and she holds Him in her motherly embrace. The icons of this genre are celebrated on March 27.

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