Icon of the Mother of God "Sweet-Kissing"


Commemorated on May 14

This icon comes from the 17th century and was written in the Glykophilousa style. The Theotokos is seen bending over to tenderly embrace and kiss her Divine Son. Christ is seen bending his head back and bringing his cheek to rest up against His mother’s cheek. His left hand is resting in her open palm. The relationship between the two shows not only reverence, but intimacy and respect.

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