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Theotokos is from Greek meaning, The Mother of God. This icon is of the Eleousa type from the Greek meaning tenderness and is sometimes referred to as Our Lady of Tenderness. This is a most touching image depicting The Mother tenderly caressing Her Child. According to church tradition, this icon was painted by the Apostle and Evangelist Luke on a table which, The Lord Himself, The Theotokos, and Saint Joseph had their meals. This icon is a master piece of Byzantine painting. The Mother of God is sorrowful, for she foresees centuries of sufferings of many generations of people whom she always defends. The Divine Child is listening to the prayers of his Mother, and without doubt He will hear Her. The Theotokos' maphorion is dark-purple; this color was the royal symbol in Byzantium; as we see before us the Queen of Heaven and Earth. The original icon was transferred from Jerusalem to Vladimir in 1155 and was named after the city where it became famous, thus getting the name the name, "The Mother of God of Vladimir".

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