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Icon Postcard - Korsun Mother of God

Icon Postcard - Korsun Mother of God

Icons by Br. Robert Lentz, ofm.

Influenced by his Russian Orthodox background and a period of study with a master iconographer, Lentz's unique style blends classical Eastern iconography with contemporary elements and "witnesses."

Dimensions: 6" x 4"

The Korsun Mother of God

This iconographic pose of Mary and Jesus takes its name from the ancient Greek town of Korsun (Chersonesus), a port in the Crimea. The Greek letters in the upper corners of the icon are the abbreviations for "Mother of God." Those near Christ's shoulders are abbreviations for "Jesus Christ." The stars on Mary's forehead and shoulders refer to her being a temple of the Holy Trinity. The Church Slavonic inscription at the bottom of the icon reads, "The Icon of the Most Holy Mother of God of Korsun."

Mary is always depicted in icons with the stars and wearing garments of these colors. The gold rays of Christ's garments are indications of the divine glory he manifested, even as a tiny child.

© Robert Lentz, 1985

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Prints, Postcards
Weight: 0.3067 oz.