In the top 1)The iconography subject is closely associated with a Greek icon of the Hodigitria Mother of God. The Icon of the Mother of God of Kazan made its apparition in 1579 at Kazan the capital of Tartar Khanat recently captured by the Russians. By this Icon young people are blessed at the altar. Feasts were established on 22 October (5 November) and 8 (21) July. 2)Resurection of Christ 3)St.Nicholas The image depicts Saint Nicolas the Miracle Worker the bishop ofMyrain the IV century. He is one of the most popular Saints in the world. People of various occupations claim him as patron. He saved sailors from terrible storm, helped poor and saved innocents from the axe. He is the Holy patron ofRussia, patron of travelers, saves from flood and poverty.
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St.George and St.Demetrius
aint George the Winner Bearer is one of the most beloved saints in the world. He lived in the III century and was put to tortures and death for his faith.
Popular legend tells that Saint George had killed the Dragon that had been terrorizing a town inLibya. He freed the Princess that had been offered to the Dragon as a sacrifice.
Saint George is the Patron of Aragon, Georgia, England,Russiaand many other countries and territories. The feast is on 23 April (6 May).
The scenes shows (from the top left, clockwise): The birth of the saint, Baptism of the Saint, Education of the Saint, Saving from the waters, Visiting the jail, Healing the possessed, Saving from the sword, Returning of the prodigal son, Funeral of the saint.
His feasts are on 9(22) May and 6(19) December.
This Russian Orthodox Icon was painted in 1860-1890s.
Size = 11 1/2" X 8 3/4" x 3/4"(29 X 22X 1.5cm)Weight = 600 gr.
The icon was painted with egg tempera on a wooden panel covered with levkas (gesso, special priming).