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Our Lady of the Maronites, Elige Icon Brushed Aluminum

Our Lady of the Maronites, Elige Icon Brushed Aluminum

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This beautiful icon, also known as Our Lady of the Maronites, depicts the Virgin Mother supporting on her lap, the Child of her womb, Jesus Christ (a favorite theme of St. Ephrem.) It was discovered at the Patriarchal Church of Elige, Lebanon and is dated around the 10th Century. This original image had been painted over several times, each time the image became more Latinized, and the features of the main figures became more European. After uncovering several diverse pictorial layers, this the original icon has been revealed. This painting reflects a development of the tradition initiated by the RABBULA manuscript of the 6th Century.

The antiquity and authenticity of this icon seem to be supported by the following elements: the colors of Mary’s robes (deep blue) and Christ’s (deep purple) are faithful to the Syriac tradition dating to the 6th Century. Blue (sky tone) signifies divinity, and purple (kingly) signifies royalty. The halos of both figures are a simple wide band (gold) typical of Syriac iconography and free of Byzantine influence, namely a cross in Christ’s halo and lettering for the “Mother of God” in the Lady’s. The profession of faith made by the symbolic form of blessing of Jesus’ right hand, i.e. three fingers joined (to signify the three Persons in one God), and the index and other finger (signify that Christ is God and man.) What is not visible in His left hand is the typical scroll which Jesus holds (refers to Isaiah in the OT and Revelations in the NT.) Moreover, the Lady’s right hand declares the same Chalcedonian formula of faith – the duality of Christ’s natures – divine and human.

As is typical in Syriac icons, the Virgin Mother’s hair is completely concealed and covered by the headband worn in the Semitic culture. The two star-like symbols on Mary’s head and shoulder represent her enduring virginity before and after Christ’s birth. According to St. Ephrem, “the First Eve by her ‘hearing’ of the serpent gave the world death; the Second Eve, by her ‘hearing’ of the angel gave the world LIFE.”

Mother of God you are the holy mountain

from which the Rock was hewn, without human

hands. Generations of heaven and earth join to say

Blessed are you, ark of Mysteries

Blessed are you, altar of the First Fruit

Blessed are you, fertile valley.

Blessed are you, bright sunrise.

Blessed are you, joy of motherhood.

We petition you, O Christ, through the prayers of

Your holy Mother, renew the face of the earth

which You created out of love for us. Where

there is death and decay, restore life; where

there is famine and suffering, bring relief; where

the earth is parched and unyielding, provide rain.

Bless the fields with grain, the fruit trees with

blossoms and the bushes with new growth.

Restore the work of Your hands, so that earth and

all that is on it may worship You now and forever.

Sedro, “Our Lady of the Seeds” – Maronite Fenqitho


Brushed Aluminum Icon

Our stunning brushed aluminum icons provide depth and texture to every work of art. Made with a silver brushed aluminum Dibond panel, also known as AluDibond Butler Finish Silver, these icons are visually breathtaking and built to last a lifetime. They're durable and incredibly lightweight, making them ideal for even the largest of formats and with highly saturated colors.


  • The icon is matte and glare-free, so no matter where you hang it, the light won't interfere with its beauty. 
  • The colors on this print are highly saturated, even in large monochrome areas, ensuring the artwork pops off the surface.
  • The brushed silver AluDibond creates a unique metallic finish, adding a special touch.
  • The grain direction is horizontal, giving it an even more dynamic look.
  • Our aluminum icon comes in a thickness of approximately 3mm /0.12", providing a sturdy and rigid base.
  • Our direct printing technique ensures that your icon  is printed straight onto the surface of the aluminum Dibond panel, guaranteeing the highest quality reproduction.
  • White is not printed onto brushed aluminum icons. Any white in icon shines through as a unique metallic silver.
  • We've also included a hanging kit, which may vary depending on the country of fulfillment.
  • Sizes may vary slightly by region. For the US and Canada, the measurement is in inches, while for the rest of the world, it is in centimeters.
  • It is printed and shipped on demand. No minimums are required.
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