The Virgin Nativity Cathedral
Section of Northern Lengthwise Nave. North View

“O all-hymned Mother...” (Akathist, Kontakion 13)

Dionisy's frescoes. “O all-hymned Mother...” (Akathist, Kontakion 13)

A solemn carrying out of one of the most venerated relics of Constantinople, the miracle-working icon, the Virgin Hodegetria. In the centre of the icon there is a deacon who holds the icon the way it was actually carried in Constantinople: the deacon’s hands are stretched out to the sides while the staff of the icon is fixed on his belt. The Emperor, Empress, Patriarch, Clergy and people surround it.