The Most Holy Theotocos – Matka icon with brass oklad
The Most Holy Theotocos – Matka icon with brass oklad in frame.
The icon itself, according to which this icon was made, is from the 19th century, painted by Dicho Zograf or one of his students. Dimitar Krstev Dichov (1819-1872) is a Macedonian icon painter, a representative of the Debar school. He is one of the most famous icon and fresco painters in the Balkans in the 19th century. In his short life he painted more than 2,000 icons.
The icon was part of the iconostasis, and today has a special place in the temple itself. It happened, very rarely, to see tears fall from Her eyes. Тhe Most Holy Theotocos -the only, forever, stand-in(representative) for all.