An exact replica of the icon of Theotokos Galaktotrophousa from the Prophet Elijah skete on Mount Athos. Made on a particle board with the use of the most advanced imprinting and production techniques. The background is decorated in a way that gives the impression of glossy gilding.
Believers pray to the icon of the Mother of God "Galaktotrofousa" (Nursing) for the health of newborns and their mothers. This holy image of the Mother of God is close and understandable to everyone: it embodies the tender care of the Mother for the Child, their mutual love.
The miracle of motherhood is revered in virtually every culture and religion. Certainly, in the Orthodox tradition, the main intercessor and patroness of motherhood is the Virgin Mary. To each type of icon depicting the Mother of God (for there are many), parents turn with specific requests and aspirations. In particular, the image of the Mother of God "Galaktotrofousa" gives a special blessing for the lactation of milk and the performance of other maternal functions.
What do we pray the Mother of God "Galaktotrofousa" for?