It depicts one of the miracles that occurred in front of the Chernigov icon of the Mother of God. A sinner prayed to the Blessed Mother and suddenly saw her image move, and wounds and blood appeared on the child's arms and legs, like Christ on the cross. The man was startled and asked who had done this, and Our Lady answered him that sinners like himself do this. After the apparition, the sinner repented and lived a righteous life. Remembrance day: May 1st and December 9th.

 

At the edge:

 

Holy Apostle James (April 30)
Together with his brother John, James is one of the first called disciples, along with Andrew and Simon Peter. The name Jakobus is a Latinized form of the name of the patriarch Jacob. The first called disciples occupy a special position in the circle of disciples in the New Testament because Jesus allows them to participate in important events in his life. James is together with Peter and John on the Mount of Transfiguration (Mt 17.1 EU) when Jesus speaks with Elijah and Moses, and in the garden of Gethsemane (Mt 26.37 EU) he witnesses the desperation of Jesus in view of his impending ordeal.

 

Saint Martha (July 4th) 
Saint Martha was the mother of Saint Symeon the Stylite of the Wonderful Mountain. 

Russian icon | Our Lady of "Unexpected Joy" | 24843

SKU: 24843
  • Original antique Russian orthodox icon

    Certificate of authenticity from an independent expert at the Vienna Dorotheum
  • Age

    19th century
  • Size

    22 x 17.5 cm (8.7 x 6.9 in)

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