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The Blessing Hand gesture symbolizes Jesus' role as the source of blessings and grace. It is a reminder of His divine authority and power to bestow blessings upon believers. The icon serves as a visual representation of Jesus' ongoing presence and his continuous offering of spiritual blessings to the faithful.

Alongside the Blessing Hand, Jesus in the icon may hold an open Gospel book in his left hand, symbolizing the Good News and the teachings of Christ. This combination of gestures reflects the dual nature of Jesus as both the compassionate and merciful Savior.

Virgin Mary and Jesus Icons
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The letters IC XC are an abbreviation for "Jesus Christ" in Greek. In Greek, the name Jesus is written as Ιησούς (Iēsoús), and Christ is written as Χριστός (Christós). The first letter of each word, Ι (iota) and Χ (chi), are combined to form the abbreviation IC (pronounced "ee-see").

The second letter of each word, Χ (chi) and Σ (sigma), are combined to form the abbreviation XC (pronounced "khee-see"). When placed together, IC XC represents "Jesus Christ" in Greek. This abbreviation is commonly used in the Greek Orthodox Church in icons, liturgical texts, and other religious representations.

The use of abbreviations in Greek Orthodox icons serves several purposes. First, it reflects the reverence and respect for the name of Jesus Christ. Secondly, it helps to condense and simplify the representation of the name in artistic depictions.


It emphasizes the importance of the Greek language in the history and liturgical traditions of the Orthodox Church.

The letters "O Ω N" are frequently found on Greek Orthodox icons depicting Jesus Christ. These letters are an abbreviation of the Greek phrase "ὁ ὢν" (ho ōn), which translates to "The One Who Is" or "The Existing One" in English.

This phrase is derived from the Old Testament, particularly from the book of Exodus, where God reveals Himself to Moses as "I AM WHO I AM" (Exodus 3:14). The Greek translation of this phrase is "ἐγώ εἰμι ὁ ὤν" (egō eimi ho ōn), and the abbreviated form "ὁ ὢν" (ho ōn) is commonly used in Orthodox Christian iconography.

The inclusion of "O Ω N" on Jesus icons emphasizes His divine nature and eternal existence. It highlights the belief that Jesus Christ, as the Son of God, is the eternal and unchanging Being who exists outside of time and space.

The presence of these letters serves as a reminder of the theological concept of the eternal Jesus Christ, affirming His divinity and the belief that He is the eternal Word of God incarnate.

SIZE AND SHAPE OF TRAVERTINE STONE NOTE: Each stone is meticulously cut and chiselled to craft a unique shape while aiming for a similar size as the stated dimension this will be an estimate. Please keep in mind that every travertine stone naturally varies in both size and shape. Despite my efforts, maintaining exact uniformity can be tough, but I do my best to come close to the size I have provided.


Dimensions estimates:

- Jesus Christ: 19cm (L) x 23cm (H) x 3cm (W)

-Virgin Mary and Jesus Icon: 17cm (L) x 16cm (H) x 3cm (W)

Lords prayer size 20cm (L) x 18cm (H) x 3cm (W)

small cross and prayer 11cm (L) x 8 cm (H) x 3cm (W)

medium cross and prayer 19cm (L) x 8cm (H) x 3cm (W)

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