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Do Not Mourn


Image Description
The Hymn to The Mother of God during the Great Saturday Liturgy is the basis for this icon. The following is the text of the hymn: “Mourn not for me, O My Mother, When you behold in the tomb The Son whom you as a virgin conceived. For I shall arise and be glorified, and I as God, shall exalt with unending glory those who honor you with faith and love.” We see on this icon Christ arising out of the sepulcher. The Mother of God knows his prophecy and the sadness in her face is already mixed with a future joy.

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