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Mother of God after Andronicus Theotokos II - Sgraffito Fresco Icon

Mother of God after Andronicus Theotokos II - Sgraffito Fresco Icon

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Mother of God after Andronicus Theotokos II - Original Icon, created in Sgraffito Fresco by iLia Anossov (Fresco).

Sgraffito Fresco - Marble White, Natural Pigments on Classic Black. Sgraffito Style: Fresco, Manner: Corso. Icon is written and carved on 18"x24" panel, circa 2021, unframed.

Offered as an Original Icon or as one of "Author's Recreations" (edition of three max).


About the Saint

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 title Theotokos (in Greek, Θεοτόκος) is a Greek word that means "God-bearer" or "Birth-giver to God." more about the Saint

Saint's Prayer or Troparion

The earliest known prayer to the Theotokos (Greek, Θεοτόκος, meaning “Bearer of God”) is a prayer found on a fragment of papyrus dating back to approximately AD 250.

Beneath thy compassion,
We take refuge, O Mother of God:
do not despise our petitions in time of trouble,
but rescue us from dangers,
only pure one, only blessed one.

Υπο την σην ευσπλαγχνιαν καταφευγομεν Θεοτοκε. τας ημων ικεσιας μη παριδης εν περιστασει, αλλ’ εκ κινδυνων λυτρωσαι ημας, μονη αγνη, μονη ευλογημενη. more about the Saint

About the Inspiration Icon

The Andronicus Icon of the Mother of God, is a miraculous icon that allegedly used to be a family icon, a holy treasure belonging to Byzantine Emperor Andronicus III Palaeologus, from whom it took its name.

According to the earliest extant documentation regarding the Icon, the Andronicus Icon was written by the Holy Evangelist St. Luke in 1347.

Feast days: May 1/14 and October 22/November 4. (Julian/Gregorian calendars) more about the inspiration for this icon

What are Author's Recreations?

Author's Icon Recreations are the original works created as ordered from the original icon's cartoon [tracing] in the same size by the original author.

They are made by hand using exactly the same technique and will naturally have slight variations. There will not be more than 3.

Original Icon, if available, ships within days from the order.

Please allow 1-3 weeks, for making and curing of the Author's Icon Recreation before fulfillment.

How to Commission an Icon?

You can always commission an original icon from our studio. Please Contact Us to inquire about the commissioning of an icon or a large scale iconography project for your Church

Shipping & Returns


Original Icons ship within days from the order. Author Icon Recreations require 2-3 weeks for making and curing prior to fulfillment.

We offer free shipping within continental US (excluding "Merch" category). For other locations, please Contact Us


All sales are final. No returns. If the Icon arrives damaged - we will replace it (more here).

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