Panayia Theotokos (Virgin Mary Mother of God )
Name Day: August 15
This icon depicts the Virgin Mary, patron saint of the island of Crete. The icon is hand-painted using traditional Byzantine agiograpic techniques on a thin layer of gold leaf.
Handpainted and imported from Greece. This is a limited stock item, typically delivered in 3-4 weeks. Please call us for express delivery options.
Icon approx. 19 cm x 25 cm (7.5 in x 9.8 in)
The Virgin Mary is the mother of Jesus Christ and the most highly honored and beloved saint. She has four names in the Greek Orthodox church: Theotokos (Mother of God), Panayia (All Holy), Aiparthenos (Ever Virgin), and Despina (Our Lady). August 15 is one of the most important church holidays.
• Mary's tomb at the foot of the Mount of Olives, Jerusalem
• Miraculous icon at the Church of the Evangelistria on the island of Tinos