On February 2, the same day as the Great Feast of the Meeting of the Lord, Orthodox Christians and Eastern Catholics commemorate a wonder-working icon of the Theotokos (Mother of God) known as “the Softening of Evil Hearts” or “Simeon’s Prophecy”.
It depicts the Virgin Mary at the moment that Simeon the Righteous says, “Yea, a sword shall pierce through thy own soul also….” (Luke 2:35). She stands with her hands upraised in prayer, and seven swords pierce her heart, indicative of the seven sorrows. This is one of the few Orthodox icons of the Theotokos which do not depict the infant Jesus. The refrain “Rejoice, much-sorrowing Mother of God, turn our sorrows into joy and soften the hearts of evil men!” is also used.
Material is taken from Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Our_Lady_of_Sorrows
Authentic copy of an old icon made using author’s technique by ukrainian craftsmen.
The dimensions and price for wooden handmade icon “the Softening of Evil Hearts”” №70
7.8″/9.8″=20/25cm = $40.00 USD including worldwide shipping
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