- Order number: OI0012
- Size in inches: Size 12.67 x 10.43 Inches Thickness of the panel 0.78 Inches
Icon Virgin Mary with three hands
In the 8th century during the time of the Iconoclasts, Saint John of Damascus was zealous in his veneration of holy icons. Because of this, he was slandered by the emperor and iconoclast Leo III the Isaurian (717-740), who informed the Damascus caliph that Saint John was committing treasonous acts against him. The caliph gave orders to cut off the hand of the monk and take it to the marketplace. Towards evening Saint John, having asked the caliph for the cut-off hand, put it to its joint and fell to the ground before the icon of the Mother of God. The monk begged Our Lady to heal the hand, which had written in defence of Orthodoxy. After long prayer he fell asleep and saw in a dream that the All-Pure Mother of God had turned to him promising him quick healing.
Icon Details :
Old Russian icon from the 19th century
Size 32.20cm x 26.50cm (12.67 x 10.43 Inches)
Thickness of the panel 2cm (0.78 Inches)
* 1 Inch = 2.54 cm
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