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Matched Sets of Icons of the Lord Jesus Christ and the Virgin Mary Theotokos
Orthodox Byzantine Icons has 15 pairs of icons of the Lord and His Mother that are either painted by the same iconographer and in the same style, or are sets from the same time period and style that look very compatible. To set up an icon corner, or any display of your icons, these really give a cohesive look and feel to the main icon pair.
Although each of the sets are distinct and different, they do go very well together and are made in close matching sizes so that you could make them fit in any space in any size that you choose that has room. These sizes are always the same height in the set, but slightly different in width as they were usually originally painted that way. To get this same height, you need to order these together as a matched set, as the individual icons that we stock have been modified slightly from their stock sizes to match each other more closely.
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T10 & J13
In the late 20th century on Mount Athos the Monk Michael created quite a number of icons that we feature in our icon reproduction collection as he was very talented in painting in the modern Greek style. The colors are vibrant, the faces both lively and yet serene, and they point toward the unbroken iconographic tradition that shows that visual imagery can be a good window into the life on earth transfigured into a life everlasting in Heaven. All events in Christ’s life have eternal dimension, and all of those that He touched both while here in His Divine Life on Earth, and also those He touched after He had gone to sit on His throne of majesty in Heaven, these together help us see clearer how to live a Godly life here so that we can be with Him forever.
These two icons show the Lord on His throne, for as the Holy Scriptures say, He has sat down on the right hand of God the Father in Heaven, with the Cross as His footstool. Christ is the Pantocrator, or Ruler of All, and His throne shows Him sitting in both majesty with all power and glory, but also always also with simplicity, meekness, and humility, for this is also His nature which from His Incarnation and life on Earth He shows us how to live in this world and then in the next world, His Heavenly world. We are invited to learn from His example, and so become so endowed with these traits that they become permanent and manifest as a way of living.
The Virgin Mary learned from her Son from His Birth, and lived then the rest of her life as an obedient hand-maiden of the Lord, seeing her son’s human nature, but always aware of His Divinity. Because of her great love of God, and her radical obedience in the face of agreeing to bear God in her womb beyond all the laws of material nature, she became the New Eve for all those born anew in God, the New Israel. For those in the Church she is their mother too. In this icon we see her sitting on the throne to the right of her Son’s throne in the Kingdom, and carrying her Son serenely sitting in her lap and arms.
With all majesty here depicted, we are invited to join them because their humility and love reach out from Heaven to us, and may we live with them and all those transfigured and changed into a Heavenly life now, and join the chorus of glad tiding and hearts full of song in Heaven. Amen.