This wearable and foldable icon with two selected stamps selected from the Hymn to the Blessed Virgin Mary may be used as a personal icon or as a repository for a holy relic. The front depicts the icon known as “Praise be to the Mother of God”. The Theotokos is pictured on a throne inside the oval medallion in the middle, which is framed in a floral design. Around the throne there are eleven circles containing the waist-length figures of the prophets who foretold the miracle of the Incarnation. They are reaching out toward the Blessed Virgin with their unrolled scrolls and the symbols that represented Her in the corresponding Old Testament texts: one can see the Mesopotamian wizard Balaam, who is pointing at a star, David and the ark (relic case), Moses and the burning bush, Aaron and the blossoming stick, Jeremiah and the stone tablets of the Testament, Abbacum and the “shaded mountain”, Ezekiel and the closed gates, Jacob and the “stairway”, Gideon and the wool, Daniel and the mountain, Isaiah and the tongs. The composition is crowned by the image of the Savior Emmanuel or the Eternal Incarnate Christ, located on the upper part of the icon. The foldable inner doors depict the themes and content of the two selected songs from the Akathist Hymn to the Blessed Virgin Mary. The door on the left conveys Kontakion 11 and depicts Christ as He blesses anyone coming to the well of “living water”, surrounded by the holy priests and bishops, as well as several other symbols connected to the Theotokos: the wall, the church and the tree of Paradise. The text of Kontakion 11 is engraved around the composition. The door to the right conveys Eikos 11 and portrays the Blessed Virgin as standing with a candle in Her hand at the entrance to a dark cave. Inside the cave there are people in white robes that bow before Her. The text of Eikos 11 is engraved around the composition. The opposite side of the foldable scapular depicts the Cross of Calvary, which is framed in a floral pattern and the words of a prayer from the Canon to the Holy Cross written by St. Gregory of Sinai.
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