Card features a poignant Icon of the Nativity of our Lord on the front panel. This icon is full of expression and utilizes folk beauty to relate the Gospel accounts surrounding our Lord's Birth. The Inside Panel continues the pictoral narrative with two more icons.
First is the Icon of the Annunciation where we see the Virgin Mary seated at her work of weaving the temple curtain when all of a sudden the Archangel Gabriel appears to her with the glorious announcement. Notice the Holy Spirit in the form of a dove descending upon this faithful Handmaid as she becomes the Mother of God, the Holy Theotokos.
The Icon of the Presentation in the Temple depicts the moment when Mary and Joseph bring the Baby Jesus to the Temple according to Judaic Law. The High Priest who receives Jesus is Simeon, an elderly and faithful servant whose fervant prayer has been to see the Messiah before he dies. As he take the Child into his arms he recognizes him as The Christ and prayers the Prayer of St. Simeon which is read every evening at Vespers.
Front Panel: "Nativity of Christ"
Inside Front Panel: "The Annunciation" and "The Presentation in the Temple"
Three large-format blank panels inside allow for printing a custom message and the names of your church members or organization. Images are printed in full color on coated-one-side card stock. Inside has a satin finish for better printing. Cards are scored for easy folding and shipped flat.
Iconography by Olga Shalamova