Most Holy Theotokos save us

Four generations of women have prayed before this icon depicting the Life Images of the Holy Theotokos (Mother of God).  I searched for some time today to find the origins of this icon that first belonged to my grandmother.  I found only that it is considered to be a Nazarene icon. On this feast day of the Dormition of the Theotokos, I wanted to share it with all of you and ask that you comment or message me if you know more about it.  

As you can see the Dormition is depicted in the images surrounding Mary and Jesus.  Image courtesy of Orama World Orthodox icons.

I pray to the Theotokos for Her continued watch over my family, especially my YiaYia and Mitera. Amen

Neither the grave nor death could contain the Theotokos, the unshakable hope, ever vigilant in intercession and protection. As mother of Life, He who dwelt in the ever-virginal womb transposed her to life. Amen.

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