Icon of the Most Holy Mother of God of Hong Kong
This icon symbolizes the patronage of the Mother of God over Hong Kong and China. Peonies at the foot of the throne with Chinese ornament symbolize China, and the flower of Hong Kong bauhinia (orchid) on the omophorion of the Most Holy Theotokos reveals Her patronage over Hong Kong as the city that connects the Church in Mainland China and the Orthodox Church around the rest of the world.
The icon was painted by St. Petersburg icon painter Dmitry Selivanov. Fundraising for painting of the icon was held around the world, a significant contribution was made by Orthodox believers from Germany in memory of the first rector of the Hong Kong parish archpriest Dimitriy Uspensky. The board for the icon and some of the materials for its painting were offered by the widow of deacon Vladimir Grigoriev, who intended to begin work on this image.
|Author||icon painter Dmitry Selivanov|