The Virgin Nativity Cathedral
Section of Western Crosswise Nave. West View

“Seeing a strange childbirth...” (Akathist. Kontakion 8)

Dionisy's frescoes. “Seeing a strange childbirth...” (Akathist. Kontakion 8)

The Theotokos Incarnation with monks praying to her.
The characteristic property of the composition is the gesture of the Mother of God pointing at the Infant incarnated to save the humanity. The depiction of monks praying to the Mother of God with the infant corresponds to the text of the kontakion urging to “estrange from the world by transporting our minds to Heaven” and to marvel at the mystery of the birth of Christ from a virgin.