Friday, July 03, 2020

Odigitria, Xenophon Monastery, Mt. Athos, Macedonia, Greece

Odigitria, Xenophon Monastery, Mt. Athos, Macedonia, Greece , 16th cent. - July 3

Sometimes called the Directress, or "she who points the way," this image depicts the Mother of God gesturing toward the Child on her lap. In 1730, the treasured icon disappeared from the Vatopedi monastery on Mt. Athos, where monks assumed it had bee...

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