Protection of the Mother of God
The Greek word Skepi (Σκέπη) has a complex meaning. First of all, it refers to a cloak or shroud, but it also means protection or intercession.
The Protection of the Mother of God is one of the most beloved feast days on the Orthodox calendar among the Slavic peoples, commemorated on October 1. The feast is celebrated additionally on October 28 in the Greek Orthodox Church. It is also known as the feast of the Virgin Mary’s Cerement. In most Slavic languages the word “cerement” has a dual meaning of “veil” and “protection.”
The Greek word Skepi (Σκέπη) has a complex meaning. First of all, it refers to a cloak or shroud, but it also means protection or intercession. For this reason, the name of the feast is variously translated as the Veil of Our Lady the Protection of the Theotokos or the Intercession of the Virgin Mary.
The creator of the synthesis, Nectarios Nestos, by faithfully following the technique of icon painting and artificial aging as it was taught to him on Mount Athos, created the handmade details of this multicolored lithograph.
|Dimensions||27 × 20 cm|