Virgin Mary “Gerontissa”

February 2, 2014

Icon_Full_1One can come across incredible pieces of art in unexpected places after a winter walk in the mountain.

The ‘St St. Kirik and Yulita’  Church in Banka (near Sofia) is hosting a unique icon made of gold and silver of Virgin Mary “Gerontissa”. The icon depicts a full figured Mother of God without Christ.

At her feet is a vessel of oil as a reminder of a miraculous event. The icon is miraculously beautiful.

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Detail Virgin Mary “Gerontissa”

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