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At the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate. The church is dedicated to St. George.

On the picture: a ‘Theotokos Hodigitria’ icon (= ‘Birth-Giver of God’ + ‘She who shows the Way’), revetted with a hammered silver-guilt cover. Open spaces show both faces from the original painting.
Meaning of the iconography: The Virgin Mary is holding the Child Jesus at her side, while pointing to Him as the source of salvation for mankind.

Correspondent: J.M.Criel, Antwerpen.

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