This Icon of the Mother of God comes from the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. It is world renowned and many copies of it are everywhere. The Orthodox Witness version of the “Panagia Ierosolymitissa” Icon is our original, an extensive digital restoration.
Noteworthy about the Ierosolymitissa Icon is what Saint Païsios of the Holy Mountain said about it:
“Our Lady looks very much like the icon of the Virgin Mary of Jerusalem, it is exactly the same! I have seen her enough times to know that this icon resembles her very much. I have seen her enough times to know that this icon resembles her very much.” + Elder (now Saint) Païsios of the Holy Mountain
Ἡ Παναγία μας πολύ μοιάζει μὲ τὴν εἱκονα τῆς Παναγίας τῆς Ἱεροσολυμίτισσας, είναι ἑντελῶς ἴδια! Τὴν ἑχω δεῖ ἁρκετὲς φορὲς ναὶ δεὶ γνωρίζω ἄλλη εἱκὸνα, ποῦ νὰ τῆς μοιὰζει τὸσο πολὺ. + Γὲροντας Παϊσιος, Ὁ Γὲρον Παϊσιος, σ. 272
This Icon is mounted on a 9″x12″ panel.