Panagia Glykophilousa

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The '''Panagia Glykophilousa''', "Sweet-kissing" or "Loving Kindness" [[icon]] depicts the [[Theotokos|Virgin Mary]] caressing her [[Jesus Christ|son]], so that they appear to be kissing. In the Byzantine representations, the Child caresses her cheek while she appears sad, seemingly contemplating his coming Passion. The representation from the Cretan School of the 17th Century shows very pronounced characteristics of the Virgin Mother. A similar icon to compare to the '''Glykophilousa''' is the [[Panagia Eleousa|Eleousa]] (the Virgin of Tenderness), where the Mother is accepting the affection demonstrated by the Child Christ. The icon is remembered by the Church on [[March 27]].
 
The '''Panagia Glykophilousa''', "Sweet-kissing" or "Loving Kindness" [[icon]] depicts the [[Theotokos|Virgin Mary]] caressing her [[Jesus Christ|son]], so that they appear to be kissing. In the Byzantine representations, the Child caresses her cheek while she appears sad, seemingly contemplating his coming Passion. The representation from the Cretan School of the 17th Century shows very pronounced characteristics of the Virgin Mother. A similar icon to compare to the '''Glykophilousa''' is the [[Panagia Eleousa|Eleousa]] (the Virgin of Tenderness), where the Mother is accepting the affection demonstrated by the Child Christ. The icon is remembered by the Church on [[March 27]].
  
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Like the [[Panagia Portaitissa]] is one of the icons saved from the [[iconoclasm|Iconoclastic Controversy]] and brought miraculously to [[Mount Athos|Athos]]. It was the property of Victoria, the devout wife of the eikonomachos senator Symeon, who, in order to have to hand it over, threw it into the sea. The icon, floating upright on the waves, reached the arsanas of the [[Philotheou Monastery (Athos)|Monastery of Philotheou]], where it was received with great honour and rejoicing by the [[Abbot]] and fathers of the Monastery, who had been warned of its advent by a revelation of the Theotokos. At the point on the shore where they placed the icon, [[holy water]] gushed out. There each year on the Monday of the [[Bright Week|Diakainisimi Week]], there is a procession and blessing with holy water.''<ref>[http://www.mountathos.gr/active.aspx?mode=en{7a41e1a3-0425-4b51-80be-1131ca957e56}View Glykophilousa - Monastery of Philotheou]</ref>
 
Like the [[Panagia Portaitissa]] is one of the icons saved from the [[iconoclasm|Iconoclastic Controversy]] and brought miraculously to [[Mount Athos|Athos]]. It was the property of Victoria, the devout wife of the eikonomachos senator Symeon, who, in order to have to hand it over, threw it into the sea. The icon, floating upright on the waves, reached the arsanas of the [[Philotheou Monastery (Athos)|Monastery of Philotheou]], where it was received with great honour and rejoicing by the [[Abbot]] and fathers of the Monastery, who had been warned of its advent by a revelation of the Theotokos. At the point on the shore where they placed the icon, [[holy water]] gushed out. There each year on the Monday of the [[Bright Week|Diakainisimi Week]], there is a procession and blessing with holy water.''<ref>[http://www.mountathos.gr/active.aspx?mode=en{7a41e1a3-0425-4b51-80be-1131ca957e56}View Glykophilousa - Monastery of Philotheou]</ref>
  
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Latest revision as of 16:53, July 23, 2008

Sweet Kissing (with Angels)

The Panagia Glykophilousa, "Sweet-kissing" or "Loving Kindness" icon depicts the Virgin Mary caressing her son, so that they appear to be kissing. In the Byzantine representations, the Child caresses her cheek while she appears sad, seemingly contemplating his coming Passion. The representation from the Cretan School of the 17th Century shows very pronounced characteristics of the Virgin Mother. A similar icon to compare to the Glykophilousa is the Eleousa (the Virgin of Tenderness), where the Mother is accepting the affection demonstrated by the Child Christ. The icon is remembered by the Church on March 27.

Glykophiloussa - Monastery of Philotheou (Athos)

Like the Panagia Portaitissa is one of the icons saved from the Iconoclastic Controversy and brought miraculously to Athos. It was the property of Victoria, the devout wife of the eikonomachos senator Symeon, who, in order to have to hand it over, threw it into the sea. The icon, floating upright on the waves, reached the arsanas of the Monastery of Philotheou, where it was received with great honour and rejoicing by the Abbot and fathers of the Monastery, who had been warned of its advent by a revelation of the Theotokos. At the point on the shore where they placed the icon, holy water gushed out. There each year on the Monday of the Diakainisimi Week, there is a procession and blessing with holy water.[1]

Reference

  1. Glykophilousa - Monastery of Philotheou
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