Saturday, October 15, 2005


This original Russian icon dating back to 1880s was defaced at some point by having the eyes of the Christ Child gouged out; possibly during the Soviet persecutions. I saw this on EBay and bought it for 20 dollars about 2 years ago. At least it has a good home with us, and it has been blessed in church and is reverenced frequently. I find it all the more poignant because of its sufferings...... Posted by Picasa
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2 comments:

Mimi said...

Elizabeth, this beautiful icon brings tears to my eyes. I don't know if it is the defacing or what, but I'm just sitting here crying.

Holy Theotokos pray for us.

Steve Robinson said...

What a glorious find! Thank God she has a good home now.