Icon “Virgin Hodegetria with praise ”(XVIII cent.)
A copy of the ancient icon "The Virgin of Hodegetria with praise" (XVIII century). Hodegetria - that is, "that which indicates the road", the guide, is still translated as "salvation or health". This type of icon with the image of the Virgin is considered one of the oldest and is the most common type of the Theotokos icon. The main significance of this image is coming to the world of the Heavenly King and Judge and the worship of the Lord's infant. The Mother of God is the protector of the offended, guarding against the malice of the enemies, the earthly and the hellish, saving all who, only in prayer, raised their hands to God and asked for mercy for their salvation.
The iconiscreated on a traditional wooden base with set oflevkas, a chalk-based natural glue, and a painted background. The icon is printed on a silk canvas and the final details are hand-painted by the iconographer. High-quality icon, with bright colors and the icon, seems like a hand-painted icon. Upon completion of the transcription, a few finishing touches are incorporated following special techniques of the St. Pantaleon monastery. Icons that are made in our workshop all come with a certificate bearing our seal, attesting to their originality and the authenticity of our technology. Only a certificate and seal can be a guarantee of the high and long-standing quality of our icons.