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18th century Albanian Icon of pregnant Theotokos.

18th century Albanian Icon of pregnant Theotokos.

Icon of the Mother of God of Vilnius - This icon is from Vilnius (or Vilna), Lithuania, and depicts the Most Holy Theotokos by Herself with hands crossed over Her breast. She is crowned, and there is a circle of stars around Her head. The Vilnius Icon is also commemorated on April 14. Orthodox Church in America

Icon of the Mother of God of Vilnius - This icon is from Vilnius (or Vilna), Lithuania, and depicts the Most Holy Theotokos by Herself with hands crossed over Her breast. She is crowned, and there is a circle of stars around Her head. The Vilnius Icon is also commemorated on April 14. Orthodox Church in America

Theotokos

Theotokos

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#orthodox #christianity

Christ Pantokrator w/ Holy Archangels (from El Muallaqa, Cairo)  Byzantine  13th century

Christ Pantokrator w/ Holy Archangels (from El Muallaqa, Cairo) Byzantine 13th century

...and I love the idea of the use of the mandala and gold, embellishments used in Byzantine iconography...

...and I love the idea of the use of the mandala and gold, embellishments used in Byzantine iconography...

Christ Pantocrator (Sinai) - Legacy Icons: Museum quality Icons | Legacy Icons

Christ Pantocrator (Sinai) - Legacy Icons: Museum quality Icons | Legacy Icons

The Hodegetria is an icon illustrating St. Mary holding the Christ child on her side while gesturing to Him as our source of salvation.

The Hodegetria is an icon illustrating St. Mary holding the Christ child on her side while gesturing to Him as our source of salvation.

Heart of the Theotokos (18th Century) Icon

Heart of the Theotokos (18th Century) Icon

http://www.pinterest.com/bellavita1/iconography/ Our Lady of Valaam Embossed Icon

http://www.pinterest.com/bellavita1/iconography/ Our Lady of Valaam Embossed Icon

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