Friday, April 17, 2020

O my Son, where has the handsome sight of You set?

The blameless Virgin was watching as You were suspended on the Cross today, O Word of God. She lamented with motherly emotions, and it cruelly broke her heart. She sighed with pain from the depths of her soul, tearing at her face and her hair, and it wore her out. Then, beating her breasts, she mournfully cried aloud, "Woe is me, my divine Child! Alas, the Light of the world! Why did you sink from before my eyes, O Lamb of God?" Then the hosts of bodiless Angels were overcome by trembling and they said, "Incomprehensible Lord, glory to You!"


  1. Does anyone know how this icon is called?

  2. Χριστός Ανέστη! I think it is a modern icon. The only similar to this it's called Παναγιά του Χάρου (the church was built around 1600 AD).