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The Helper in Childbirth | Silver and Gold foiled miniature icon | Size: 2,5" x 3,5" |

bySacred Art
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  • size: 2,5" x 3,5"
  • miniature icon on wood
  • silver and gold foiled
  • Annotation
  • handcrafted
  • Made in Russia
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This icon of the Mother of God is called “The Helper in Childbirth“. The first prototypes of this icon appeared in Western Russia, in the early 19th century. It was made for a very practical and urgent need – the difficulties in conceiving and giving birth.
A variation of the ancient and famous icon of Our Lady of the Sign, this icon differs by showing the Mother of God folding her hands in prayer over her heart, instead of holding them outstretched to the sides. Under the protective arch of her hands, we can see the newly conceived Christ Child, emanating from inside her womb in an almond shaped-halo of light.
Every pregnancy is a miracle that fills us with joy, awe and dread at the same time. Surely the Mother of God will help us in this need.
The feast day of this icon is, appropriately, December 26, the day after Christmas, the feast of the Synaxis of the Mother of God.

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Listed on 9 April, 2023