This small round scapular with a movable hoop at the top is a relief image of St. Irene, the first woman to become a great martyr. She is dressed in a tunic and himation and is wearing a tiara; her left hand pressed to his chest, while her right hand is holding an eight-pointed cross as a symbol of Christian martyrdom. The reverse depicts a dove with an olive branch. Once, before the saint’s conversion into Christianity, a dove flew into her room through the window carrying a small branch in its beak. The dove left the branch on the table and instantly flew away. Her teacher Apelian interpreted the branch as a symbol of the young woman’s virtues, while the dove stood for the grace received in Baptism. The image of the dove is surrounded by the text of a prayer in Church Slavonic.
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