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[[Image:Ierosolymitissa.jpg|thumb|right|Panagia Ierosolymitissa (Gethsemane, Jerusalem)]]
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'''''Panagia Ierosolymitissa''''' (Gr. the Mother of Jerusalem). This is a very popular [[icon]] of the [Theotokos]] because it is Gethsemane's [[Theotokos|Panagia]] - overlooking the empty tomb of the Most Holy [[Theotokos]], blessing the numerous pilgrims to the [[Holy Land]] of [[Jerusalem]]. Today's small underground tomb is situated at [[Gethsemane]], next to the [[Mount of Olives]] where the Saviour often prayed with His disciples. It was there that the [[Apostles]] gathered and buried the most-pure body of the [[Theotokos|Mother of God]]. Her [[icon]] remains there as an endless spring of blessings for all the Christians, celebrated (or venerated) by the name 'Panagia Ierosolimitissa'.
  
 
==History of Icon==
 
==History of Icon==
This is Gethsemane's Panagia, overlooking the empty tomb of the Most Holy [[Theotokos]], blessing the numerous pilgrims to the [[Holy Land]] of [[Jerusalem]]. Today's small underground tomb is situated at [[Gethsemane]], next to the [[Mount of Olives]] where the Saviour often prayed with His disciples. It was there that the [[Apostles]] gathered and buried the most-pure body of the [[Theotokos|Mother of God]]. Her [[icon]] remains there as an endless spring of blessings for all the Christians, celebrated (or venerated) by the name 'Panagia Ierosolimitissa'.
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According to Holy Tradition this miraculous icon was painted through the revelation of a miracle, sometime in 1870.
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In 1870, there lived a monastic iconographer called Tatiana. One night, a lady appeared to her in a vision saying,
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:"Sister Tatiana, I have come so that you can paint me.".
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Tatiana replied,
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:"Let it be Blessed Sister however I am an iconographer and not a painter.".
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The lady replied,
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:"... well then, you should paint using the iconographic style."
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Tatiana was furious with the boldness of this ladies response and said,
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:"I do not have any of the wood plank used for iconography to paint on"

Revision as of 19:37, January 23, 2008

Panagia Ierosolymitissa (Gethsemane, Jerusalem)

Panagia Ierosolymitissa (Gr. the Mother of Jerusalem). This is a very popular icon of the [Theotokos]] because it is Gethsemane's Panagia - overlooking the empty tomb of the Most Holy Theotokos, blessing the numerous pilgrims to the Holy Land of Jerusalem. Today's small underground tomb is situated at Gethsemane, next to the Mount of Olives where the Saviour often prayed with His disciples. It was there that the Apostles gathered and buried the most-pure body of the Mother of God. Her icon remains there as an endless spring of blessings for all the Christians, celebrated (or venerated) by the name 'Panagia Ierosolimitissa'.

History of Icon

According to Holy Tradition this miraculous icon was painted through the revelation of a miracle, sometime in 1870.

In 1870, there lived a monastic iconographer called Tatiana. One night, a lady appeared to her in a vision saying,

"Sister Tatiana, I have come so that you can paint me.".

Tatiana replied,

"Let it be Blessed Sister however I am an iconographer and not a painter.".

The lady replied,

"... well then, you should paint using the iconographic style."

Tatiana was furious with the boldness of this ladies response and said,

"I do not have any of the wood plank used for iconography to paint on"
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