Images and Icons of Edessa - Baptism Gifts

The miraculous image of the Savior, miraculously imprinted on the board, when Christ applied it to His Face. He did so at the request of the artist from Edessa, sent to Palestine by King Avgar, who wished to receive a portrait of Christ. The Holy Face healed King Avgar and was kept in the cache of the city wall of Edessa until 544, in the 6th century he was regained there. In 944 arrives in Constantinople on the day of the Assumption of the Mother of God, and during the Fourth Crusade was moved to the West.

The earliest images of the "Savior on the Ubrus" in the iconography date back to the 10th century.

In Ancient Russia, the Image adorned military banners. It is a symbolic indication of the dogma of the Incarnation, especially it should be revered by icon painters and other masters of church art.

The collection's products are diverse in form.

Medallion of the Savior Not made in the form of quadriphyles (quatrefoil) looks the most monumental: the "spatial" image of the board with gold "croquettes" tells the composition of this pendant icon depth. On the back of the round pendant with the image of the Savior Not Made by Hands, one can see the Cherubim inscribed in the cross. It is a kind of spatial cosmography, symbolizing the world saved by the Cross.

The face of Christ on the pendant of an arched form reminds not so much of the "Savior on the Ubrus", as the icon "The Savior on the Chape". The last image appeared on the tile, which covered the niche of the city wall of the city of Edessa, where the miraculous boards were walled in. Otherwise, this icon is called "St. Ceramic. "

Celebration of the miraculous image takes place on August 29 in a new style.