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Mother of God of the Sign

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The [[icon]] of the '''Mother of God "Of the Sign"''' and is also known by various names, including ''Abalatskaya, Abalakskaya, and Abalat''. The icon depicts a central panel with an icon of the [[Theotokos]] with Mother of God in an ''orans'' pose (prayerfully uplifted hands), and the Divine Infant , at Her her bosom in , usually surrounded by a circular mandorla (or sphere)which represents the uncreated light and glory of God; in the left border is the figure of St. [[Nicholas of Myra]] and in the right border is St. [[Mary of Egypt]]. It This icon is commemorated by the church [[November 27]].