Hand painted icon of mother of God of Kykkos (the Merciful ) .Written on a lime Board with oak end keys .The technology of writing repeats the ancient one - natural mineral paints (tempera) prepared by hand on egg yolk,gold leaf gilding, gold-proof writing.Impregnated with a layer of linseed oil and varnished.
According to legend, the icon was written by the Evangelist Luke.It got its name from the name of the city of Kykkos, on the island of Cyprus.The icon is called merciful because the mother of God is depicted on it pleading with her Son and God for the salvation of the Christian race.
Initially, the icon Of the mother of God "Merciful" was transferred by the Apostle Luke to Egypt, where it remained until the X century. In 980, because of the persecution of Christians that began there, the icon of the mother of God "MERCIFUL" (KIKK) was sent to Tsargrad, where it remained in the Royal palaces until the beginning of the XII century.One day the Emperor Alexius Komnenos had a daughter who fell ill with an incurable disease. At this time, the ruler of the island of Cyprus, Manuel Vutomit, arrived in Constantinople, who was inspired from above to ask the Emperor Alexius for a miracle-working icon for the construction of a monastery on the Cyprus mountain kikkos. After the Emperor promised to give the icon, his daughter was miraculously healed. But the Emperor was sorry to give the icon of the mother of God "MERCIFUL" (KIKK), and he began to delay the fulfillment of his promise.Then the Emperor himself fell ill.In a dream, the mother of God appeared to him and ordered him to give the icon .Then the Emperor made a list (copy) of the icon for himself,and sent the miracle-working icon with honors to Cyprus.Here on the mountain of Kikk was built a temple and a monastery at the temple, called the Imperial, as built at the expense of the king. The monastic chronicle records many miracles that came from the" MERCIFUL " miracle-working icon of the mother of God. Her grace-giving power heals not only Christians, but also Gentiles – all those who turn to the most Holy mother of God for help in their sorrows and illnesses.
In Moscow, the miracle-working icon of the mother of God "the Merciful" from the Zachatievsky monastery is especially revered.
Before the icon of the mother of God of Kikk, they pray for children, for infertility, bleeding, and other female ailments,for headaches,relaxation,strengthening in needs and sorrows,for family sorrows,and for the help of carrying the monastic cross.
The icon can be issued in the kiosk.
A wonderful gift for a blessing, wedding and other memorable dates.
How to keep
Careful attitude.Do not store in areas of moisture, drafts, temperature changes, near heating devices.Do not wet.Remove dust with a soft, fluffy brush or dry cloth.It is best to place the icon in a glass kiosk !