Christian Orthodox Icon Pendant ICON OF THE MOTHER OF GOD "THE SEVEN SORROWS OF MARY" Materials: Sterling Silver (925 grade), 24K Gilding, Blackening Average weight: 1.3 grams Size: 26 x 12 mm (including the bail) Technique: casting, gilding, blackening, handmade. Symbolism and application of the item This icon has several names. It can also ...be called the "Mother of God of seven blades/arrows". On this icon, the Most Holy Theotokos is depicted pierced by seven arrows or swords. The iconography was created on the words of the prophecy of St. Righteous Simeon, pronounced in the Temple of Jerusalem, where the Most Holy Theotokos and St. right. Joseph brought the Christ Child on the fortieth day after Christmas: "Behold, this lies for the fall and for the uprising of many in Israel and for the subject of controversy, and a weapon will pierce through the soul of Yourself so that the thoughts of many hearts will be revealed" (Lk. 2, 34-35). Seven arrows or swords piercing Her body are a symbolic image of the sorrow of the Mother of God, who saw the suffering of Her Son. According to the teaching of the Orthodox Church, the Lord was Crucified for the sins of people, and every day he is crucified again at the Liturgy for the sins of those living today. Therefore, seven arrows, or swords, are also a symbol of the seven deadly sins. Believers ask before the image for reconciliation of the warring and deliverance from the hardness of the heart. On the other side, you can see the cross with the initials of our Lord, encircled with the ornament of lilies and the word "Nika" which means "victory". Why should you buy this item?
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- It is a nice piece of jewelry;
- It is handmade, gilded with the best quality gold;
- It brings peace and disperses the hardness of the heart.