Cross stitch kits for Orthodox and Catholic icons. The importance of the faces of the Lord, the Mother of God and saints in religious rites is difficult to overestimate. The icon is called "Bible for the illiterate", "picturesque gospel". This is not only the decoration of temples and churches, this is a creed. “Let the hand of the most excellent painter fill the temple on both sides with images of the Old and New Testaments, so that those who do not know the letter and cannot read the Divine Scriptures, looking at picturesque images, bring to their memory the courageous deeds of those who sincerely served Christ God and are excited to compete with the glorious and memorable virtues, according to which the earth was exchanged for heaven, preferring the invisible to the visible. There are icons in every house where believers live. "Seven-string" and "Ostrobramskaya" images of the Mother of God greet guests at the entrance to the house. A pair of images with the faces of the Savior and the Mother of God with the baby occupy an honorary "prayer" corner in the house, decorated with towels. Pictorial icons are good, but often expensive. Icons embroidered by hand by a needlewoman will have no less value. The main thing is that he sits down to work on embroidery with pure thoughts. Then your embroidery will become a talisman for your home and loved ones. After all, by creating something with your own hands, you put a part of yourself, your soul and thoughts into it. And embroidery is a long and painstaking process. We also recommend that you go to church before starting work and ask for blessings from the clergyman for embroidery. Especially if you plan to donate an embroidered icon to a church. It is not enough just to look at the icon, venerate it, decorate it, etc., it is important to hear the message that it carries. An icon is a message to us, a sermon, a call. The icon is called a window to the invisible world, but it is also a pointer to the path to this world.
Not any image on a religious theme can be considered an icon, but only that which corresponds to the dogmas of the church. Therefore, when choosing an embroidery kit, pay attention to this norm.
In the online store "Needlework Salon" there are sets for cross-stitching Orthodox and Catholic icons.