This gold body icon embraces a miniature composition called "Our Lady of Vladimir" and an inscription in Russian on the reverse: "Икона Божьей Матери "Владимирская". Пресвятая Богородица Спаси Нас" (“Our Lady of Vladimir. The Most-holy Theotokos Save Us”). Dimensions: 27mm (1 1/16 inch) high x 14mm (9/16 inch) wide. It will befit a woman as much as a child. Laser and diamond cutwork jewelry techniques over matte 585 rose gold. Made in Kostroma, Russia.
All historical icons are timeless landmarks. "The Vladimir Icon of the Mother of God" is one of three Most-holy Theotokos icons painted on wood by the Evangelist Luke himself. This miracle-working Icon reached a Russian city of Vladimir through pilgrims who had visited Constantinople in the 12th century. Its iconographic composition is referred to as Eleousa (in Russian: “Умиление”). It depicts Our Heavenly Lady with infant Jesus who is snuggling up to His Mother by touching Her face with His cheek.
The icon "Our Lady of Vladimir" is the most revered Russian Orthodox icon as the patroness of Russia from medieval times. Historically this icon provides its protection to the Russians and Russia. At least three times (in the years 1395, 1480 and 1521) the armies of Tartars withdrew hurriedly and fled for no visible reasons. Russian people just prayed with tears to the Most-holy and Pure One and the Theotokos sharply rebuked enemies and ordered them to leave the land of the Russians and the saints raised their staffs at them.
The festal days of the Icon are June 3, July 6, September 8.
May 21st (June 3rd): commemoration of deliverance of Moscow from the invasion of Mukhammed Girei Khan in 1521;
June 23rd (July 6th): commemoration of deliverance from the invasion of Akhmat Khan in 1480;
August 26th (September 8th): commemoration of deliverance of from the invasion of Tamerlan Khan in 1395.
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