Russian icon, The "Unexpected Joy" 14x11cm
This Russian icon is made with the traditional techniques of the orthodox art and of the Russian painters.
It comes in an elegant, rigid, blue box.
The painting of this icon is based on the tale of the Bishop Rostov Dimitrij.
The beginning of the narration appears in the writing you can see at the base of the image, which is characterised by a kneeling man on the left side and by the visible sores of Christ.
A man, who lived a sinful life, used to pray Our lady in front of her icon repeating the words that the Archangel once said to her.
One day, while praying, he saw the icon animating and the sores of Jesus had opened and they were bleeding. Scared as he was, he asked the Virgin: "who did this?". And she replied: "you and the other sinners, because with your faults you crucify my son again".
It was only in that moment that the poor man realised his foul deeds, and he preyed long and with tears the Mother of God and the Saviour begging for forgiveness.
At the end he was granted with the Unexpected Joy of the forgiveness and the remission of sins.
This icon is commemorated on the 9th of December and on the 1st of May.
- Model: IC090223
- Shipping Weight: 0.2Kg
- Materials: Wood, levkas, gold leaf, egg tempera
- Origin: Russia
- Height: 14 cm
- Width: 11 cm
- Height: 5.51 in
- Width: 4.33 in