It is truly right to bless thee, O Theotokos
A 19th century Russian icon of the Theotokos Dostóino Yesť, dedicated to most important hymn to Mary in Eastern Orthodoxy.
An Ethiopian icon of Mary, based on the image of the Salus Populi Romani venerated in the basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore in Rome.
The image became the standard depiction of Mary in Ethiopia when the Jesuits brought copies of the Roman image to the African country. Soon it came to replace all traditional Ethiopian depictions of Mary, some of which had existed for many centuries. The Jesuits were expelled from the country in 1633. The icon they brought however continues to reproduced by the Ethiopian Church to this day, with copies in almost every church and Christian home.
Night and day I beseech you, my Lady Mary - and reverence you on bended knee.
Now, O Virgin, speak to your Son and say: “Hear the prayer of your mother, my Son, and be mindful of your mercy and kindness. And do not enter into judgment with your servant. For the sake of your name do not call to mind the sins of this sinner.”
- From the Ethiopian hymn Harp of Glory
Our Lady, Blessed Mother of God, preserve me from every evil and cover me with your honourable protecting veil.
- St Seraphim of Sarov
A late 19th century icon of the Mother of God of Kazan from St Petersburg.
An amulet with an image of the Mother of God of Kazan, Russia.
A lithograph of the miraculous Mother of God of Kazan, one of the most revered Russian icons of Mary.
The miraculous icon of the Panagia Gerontissa, venerated in the Pantokratoros monastery on Mount Athos, Greece.
The icon of the Mother of God of Pochaev, Ukraine. Mary is believed to have appeared in Pochaev in the 14th century. As evidence of the apparition she left a footprint on a stone, which is shown on the icon.
O Mary, heart of the whole world, you are greater than the many-eyed Cherubim and the six-winged Seraphim, and heaven and earth are utterly full of the glory of your holiness.
-Traditional Ethiopian prayer
The Byzantine hymn Bogorodice Djevo sung by the Serbian singer Divna Ljubojevic.
O Virgin Theotokos, rejoice! Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Thou art blessed among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, for thou hast given birth to the savior of our souls.