Beautiful attractive diptych - Great for wedding, engagement, anniversary, house blessing or for your domestic church.
An elegant gold foil diptych of Christ Pantocrator with the Kazan Mother of God.
Christ is the King, Ruler and Judge if All. Christ is pictured with an open book of Gospels with the text in Slavonic from St Mathew: 28:30.
"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light."
Here the Virgin boldly presents Her Son to all believers. The Virgin of Kazan is one of the most beloved icons of the Theotokos in both the Christian East and West. Typically the Virgin of Kazan is historically known as the "protectress" of the Russian faithful - she protected them in the City of Kazan, in Moscow and during the siege of St Petersburg. She is known as a refuge for pilgrims and sinners at the Roman Catholic Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima where an icon of the Virgin of Kazan was venerated for many years.
A diptych of Christ and the Virgin Mary (of the image of Kazan) is a traditional wedding present. Some traditions hold it is traditional gift from the groom's parents as the new couple at the "Crowning" (Eastern term for wedding) are starting a "new kingdom." The blessing of the wedding icons usually takes place 40 days before the wedding and is used in the wedding. A wedding icon set is sometimes handed down from generation to generation.
ICON CORNER. Every home in old "Rus" had an "Icon Corner" in the East corner of the room - on entering the home one bowed to the presence of Christ, the Virgin and saints whose icons were "windows to the Eternal."
Also these icons can be the "central icons" of a home's icon corner or home altar.