Panagia Blachernitissa

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The '''Panagia of Blachernitissa''' (Gr. ''Παναγία η Βλαχερνίτισσα'', Turkish: ''Meryem Ana Kilisesi''), also known as '''Blachernae''', '''Vlachernae''', or '''Vlahernon''', is a 7th century Byzantine [[icon]] from [[Constantinople]] preserved in the imperial palace of [[Church of the Virgin of Blachernae (Istanbul)|Blachernai]]. The icon, according to tradition, was not written; rather, it was made from a composition of wax and the ashes of 6th-century [[martyr]]ed Christians.<ref>[[w:Blachernitissa|''Blachernitissa'' at Wikipedia]]</ref><ref>The Eastern Orthodox [[Church]] tradition is that there is only one ''other'' icon of this type&mdash; the icon of the [[Archangel Michael of Mantamados]].</ref> A rare copy of the ''Blachernitissa'' icon is also located in Russia at the [[Tretyakov Gallery]].
 
The '''Panagia of Blachernitissa''' (Gr. ''Παναγία η Βλαχερνίτισσα'', Turkish: ''Meryem Ana Kilisesi''), also known as '''Blachernae''', '''Vlachernae''', or '''Vlahernon''', is a 7th century Byzantine [[icon]] from [[Constantinople]] preserved in the imperial palace of [[Church of the Virgin of Blachernae (Istanbul)|Blachernai]]. The icon, according to tradition, was not written; rather, it was made from a composition of wax and the ashes of 6th-century [[martyr]]ed Christians.<ref>[[w:Blachernitissa|''Blachernitissa'' at Wikipedia]]</ref><ref>The Eastern Orthodox [[Church]] tradition is that there is only one ''other'' icon of this type&mdash; the icon of the [[Archangel Michael of Mantamados]].</ref> A rare copy of the ''Blachernitissa'' icon is also located in Russia at the [[Tretyakov Gallery]].
  
 
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==Name ambiguity==
See also our main article on the original '''[[Church of Panagia Blachernae (Istanbul)|Church of Blachernaei in Istanbul, Turkey]]'''.
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There are two places with the name "Blachernae/Vlachernae". The first location, and most recognised, is in Constantinople and is spelt with a '''B'''. The second, is a municipality in the prefecture of Arta, Greece. It is not so well known and is spelt with a '''V'''. It is therefore correct to refer to the icon and the church with "B".
  
 
==Churches==
 
==Churches==
*The Church of Blachernae, Pontikonisi (Corfu, Greece)
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*'''[[Church of Panagia Blachernae (Istanbul)|The first Church of Blachernae in Istanbul, Turkey]]'''.
*The Church of Blachernae, Peloponneso
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*Church of Blachernae, Pontikonisi (Corfu, Greece)
:A majestic 12th century church decorated with beautiful frescoes of St. John the Baptist.
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*Church of Blachernae, Peloponneso (Greece), ''a 12th century church decorated with beautiful frescoes of St. John the Baptist.''
 
*Isle of Dias, village of Kalligata (Kefalonia, Greece)
 
*Isle of Dias, village of Kalligata (Kefalonia, Greece)
  
 
==Monasteries==
 
==Monasteries==
*Panagia Blahernon (Corfu, Greece) - 17th century
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*Panagia Blahernon (Corfu, Greece), 17th century.
 
*[[Panagia Vlahernon Greek Orthodox Monastery (Williston, Florida)]]
 
*[[Panagia Vlahernon Greek Orthodox Monastery (Williston, Florida)]]
 
==Name ambiguity==
 
'''''Name ambiguity''''' - There are two places with the name "Blachernae." The first location, and most recognised, is in Constantinople and is spelt with a 'B'. The second, is a municipality in the prefecture of Arta, Greece. It is not so well known and most commonly spelt with a 'V'.
 
  
 
==References==
 
==References==

Revision as of 17:06, December 15, 2008

The Panagia of Blachernitissa (Gr. Παναγία η Βλαχερνίτισσα, Turkish: Meryem Ana Kilisesi), also known as Blachernae, Vlachernae, or Vlahernon, is a 7th century Byzantine icon from Constantinople preserved in the imperial palace of Blachernai. The icon, according to tradition, was not written; rather, it was made from a composition of wax and the ashes of 6th-century martyred Christians.[1][2] A rare copy of the Blachernitissa icon is also located in Russia at the Tretyakov Gallery.

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Name ambiguity

There are two places with the name "Blachernae/Vlachernae". The first location, and most recognised, is in Constantinople and is spelt with a B. The second, is a municipality in the prefecture of Arta, Greece. It is not so well known and is spelt with a V. It is therefore correct to refer to the icon and the church with "B".

Churches

  • The first Church of Blachernae in Istanbul, Turkey.
  • Church of Blachernae, Pontikonisi (Corfu, Greece)
  • Church of Blachernae, Peloponneso (Greece), a 12th century church decorated with beautiful frescoes of St. John the Baptist.
  • Isle of Dias, village of Kalligata (Kefalonia, Greece)

Monasteries

References

  1. Blachernitissa at Wikipedia
  2. The Eastern Orthodox Church tradition is that there is only one other icon of this type— the icon of the Archangel Michael of Mantamados.

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