Hagiography Seven Swords Mother of God
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In this Iconography Virgin Mary is depicted with her heart pierced by seven swords. The icon has been painted by the great Greek hagiographer Father Pefkis, former graduate of the Athonite Ecclesiastical Academy on Mount Athos.
HAGIOGRAPHY SEVEN SWORDS MOTHER OF GOD – FATHER PEFKIS – ATHONITE ECCLESIASTICAL ACADEMY
In this Iconography Virgin Mary is depicted with her heart pierced by seven swords. The iconographer, Father Pefkis, attributes this image of the Mother of God, where four swords from the left side and three from the right side pierce Theotokos.
Seven Swords Mother of God – History of the Hagiography
The hagiography is related to the prophecy of St. Simeon the God-Receiver which was registered by Luke the Evangelist: and her soul was pierced by a sword. It refers to pain that Virgin Mary felt at the time of separation from her beloved Son, when in front of her own eyes, they crucified Him.
The hagiography that is known as «the prophecy of Simeon the Righteous» is celebrated on August 13.
It has been crafted in the hagiography workshop of father Pefkis, former student of the Athonite Academy on Mount Athos and one of the most famous hagiographers in Greece.
Origin: Father Pefkis Hagiography Workshop