Frankincense Oil Benefits

Matthew 2:11 — “On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.” Frankincense (Boswellia Certerii) 100%...

Orthodox icons: The Annunciation of Ustyug

The Annunciation of Ustyug is a rare icon in Novgorod style written in the twelfth century that survived the Mongol invasion and is still available for veneration today. ‘Ustyug’ in its name signifies the origins of this rare icon. It is believed that icon came from...

Orthodox icons: Theotokos of Vladimir

The Theotokos of Vladimir is one of the oldest Orthodox icons that was written by evangelist Luke, according to church legend, on a board that came from the table of the Holy Family used by Joseph and Mary. Most probably, it is a copy of the original icon written by...