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The Annunciation of Virgin Mary icon, Handmade Greek Orthodox Icon of Mother of God, Byzantine art Theotokos canvas icon 30x20cm gift idea

The Annunciation of Virgin Mary icon, Handmade Greek Orthodox Icon of Mother of God, Byzantine art Theotokos canvas icon 30x20cm gift idea

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This wonderful canvas icon has been crafted on solid natural wood and it was carved by hand. The creator of this icon has learned the canonization of iconography in workshops of the Monasteries of Mount Athos, where he was taught the technique of hagiography and the process of handmade artificial ageing, which bears the image with the representation of Virgin Mary / Panagia.


The Virgin Mary is the Theotokos, the mother of Jesus Christ, the Son and Word of God. She conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit. She was cared for by her betrothed husband, Joseph, who took the child and his mother into his home as his own. One very strong tradition in the Orthodox Church holds that the birth of Jesus was also miraculous and left Mary's virginity intact as a sign; it is also the tradition of the Church that Joseph and Mary did not have relations after the birth of Jesus. She is also called Panagia, the "All-Holy," indicating her closeness to God in her obedience.


The Annunciation (or Evangelismos in Greek) to the Theotokos is one of the Great Feasts of the Orthodox Church, celebrated on March 25 (OS) / April 7 (NS). Greeks celebrate Greek Independence Day on March 25. This is one of only two days during Lent, the other being Palm Sunday, when fish is permitted.


According to the Gospel of Luke 1:26-38, the Archangel Gabriel appeared to Mary to announce to her that she would conceive and bear a son, even though she "knew no man." According to holy tradition Mary had come home to her parents when she was only fifteen when she was visited by Gabriel.


This date was selected by the Church Fathers to be exactly nine months ahead of the Nativity of Our Lord (or vice-versa), indicating that Christ was conceived in perfection at that time "of the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary," as stated in the Nicene-Constantinopolitan Creed.


Many men and women in Greece are named for this event and celebrate their name day on this date.


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