What is a Sofrino icon?

These icons are imported from Sofrino.  Sofrino (Russian: Софрино) is an urban locality in Pushkinsky District of Moscow Oblast, Russia.

Sofrino is home to the main arts "factory" of the Russian Orthodox Church which is said to employ thousands of artists and laborers.  The process used by these religious art houses involves applying successive layers of color and metallic-like patterns resulting in a beautiful, colorful icon.

The text is in Church Slavonic.

Icons: Sofrino
12 Great Feasts: Pentecost: The Descent of the Holy Spirit
Sofrino, Russia
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Feast Day:  50 days after Pascha (Revised Julian Calendar, aka New Calendar)

Troparion — Tone xx

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Kontakion — Tone xx

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12 Great Feasts: The Annunciation of the Most Holy Theotokos
Sofrino, Russia
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Feast Day:  March 25th (Revised Julian Calendar, aka New Calendar)

Troparion — Tone 4

Today is the beginning of our salvation, / the revelation of the eternal mystery! / The Son of God becomes the Son of the Virgin / as Gabriel announces the coming of Grace. / Together with him let us cry to the Theotokos: / Hail, O Full of Grace, / the Lord is with You!

Kontakion — Tone 8

O Victorious Leader of Triumphant Hosts! / We, your servants, delivered from evil, sing our grateful thanks to you, O Theotokos! / As you possess invincible might, set us free from every calamity / so that we may sing: Hail, O unwedded Bride!

Source: OCA.org



12 Great Feasts: The Ascension of Our Lord
Sofrino, Russia
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Feast Day:  40 days after Pascha (Revised Julian Calendar, aka New Calendar)

Troparion — Tone xx

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Kontakion — Tone xx

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12 Great Feasts: The Dormition of the Most Holy Theotokos
Sofrino, Russia
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Feast Day:  August 15th (Revised Julian Calendar, aka New Calendar)

Troparion — Tone 1

In giving birth you preserved your virginity, / in falling asleep you did not forsake the world, O Theotokos. / You were translated to life, O Mother of Life, / and by your prayers, you deliver our souls from death.

Kontakion — Tone 2

Neither the tomb, nor death could hold the Theotokos, / who is constant in prayer and our firm hope in her intercessions. / For being the Mother of Life, / she was translated to life by the One who dwelt in her virginal womb.

Source: OCA.org



12 Great Feasts: The Entrance (Presentation) of the Theotokos into the Temple
Sofrino, Russia
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Feast Day:  November 21st (Revised Julian Calendar, aka New Calendar)

Troparion — Tone 4

Today is the prelude of the good will of God, / of the preaching of the salvation of mankind. / The Virgin appears in the temple of God, / in anticipation proclaiming Christ to all. / Let us rejoice / and sing to her: / "Rejoice, O Fulfillment of the Creator's dispensation."

Kontakion — Tone 4

The most pure Temple of the Savior; / the precious Chamber and Virgin; / the sacred Treasure of the glory of God, / is presented today to the house of the Lord. / She brings with her the grace of the Spirit, / therefore, the angels of God praise her: / “Truly this woman is the abode of heaven.”

Source: OCA.org



12 Great Feasts: The Entrance of Our Lord Jesus Christ into Jerusalem
Sofrino, Russia
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Feast Day:  Sunday before Pascha, aka Palm Sunday (Revised Julian Calendar, aka New Calendar)

Troparion — Tone xx

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Kontakion — Tone xx

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12 Great Feasts: The Meeting of Our Lord Jesus Christ in the Temple
Sofrino, Russia
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Feast Day:  February 2nd (Revised Julian Calendar, aka New Calendar)

Troparion — Tone 1

Rejoice, O Virgin Theotokos, full of grace! / From you shone the Sun of Righteousness, Christ our God. / Enlightening those who sat in darkness! / Rejoice, and be glad, O righteous elder; / you accepted in your arms the Redeemer of our souls, / Who grants us the Resurrection.

Kontakion — Tone 1

By Your nativity, You did sanctify the Virgin’s womb, / and did bless Simeon’s hands, O Christ God. / Now You have come and saved us through love. / Grant peace to all Orthodox Christians, O only Lover of man!

Source: OCA.org



12 Great Feasts: The Nativity of Our Lord God and Savior Jesus Christ (Christmas)
Sofrino, Russia
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Feast Day:  December 25th (Revised Julian Calendar, aka New Calendar)

Troparion — Tone 4

Your Nativity, O Christ our God, / has shone to the world the Light of wisdom! / For by it, those who worshipped the stars, / were taught by a Star to adore You, / the Sun of Righteousness, / and to know You, the Orient from on High. / O Lord, glory to You!

Kontakion — Tone 3

Today the Virgin gives birth to the Transcendent One, / and the earth offers a cave to the Unapproachable One! / Angels with shepherds glorify Him! / The wise men journey with a star! / Since for our sake the Eternal God was born as a Little Child!

Source:  OCA.org



12 Great Feasts: The Nativity of the Most-Holy Theotokos
Sofrino, Russia
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Feast Day:  September 8th (Revised Julian Calendar, aka New Calendar)

Troparion — Tone 4

Your Nativity, O Virgin, / has proclaimed joy to the whole universe! / The Sun of Righteousness, Christ our God, / has shone from You, O Theotokos! / By annulling the curse, / He bestowed a blessing. / By destroying death, He has granted us eternal Life.

Kontakion — Tone 4

By Your Nativity, O Most Pure Virgin, / Joachim and Anna are freed from barrenness; / Adam and Eve, from the corruption of death. / And we, your people, freed from the guilt of sin, celebrate and sing to you: / The barren woman gives birth to the Theotokos, the nourisher of our life!

Source:  OCA.org



12 Great Feasts: The Theophany (Epiphany) of Our Lord God and Savior Jesus Christ 001
Sofrino, Russia
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Feast Day:  January 6th (Revised Julian Calendar, aka New Calendar)

Troparion — Tone 1

When You, O Lord were baptized in the Jordan / the worship of the Trinity was made manifest / for the voice of the Father bore witness to You / and called You His beloved Son. / And the Spirit, in the form of a dove, / confirmed the truthfulness of His word. / O Christ, our God, You have revealed Yourself / and have enlightened the world, glory to You!

Kontakion — Tone 4

Today You have shown forth to the world, O Lord, / and the light of Your countenance has been marked on us. / Knowing You, we sing Your praises. / You have come and revealed Yourself, / O unapproachable Light.

Source: OCA.org



12 Great Feasts: The Theophany (Epiphany) of Our Lord God and Savior Jesus Christ 002
Sofrino, Russia
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Feast Day:  January 6th (Revised Julian Calendar, aka New Calendar)

Troparion — Tone 1

When You, O Lord were baptized in the Jordan / the worship of the Trinity was made manifest / for the voice of the Father bore witness to You / and called You His beloved Son. / And the Spirit, in the form of a dove, / confirmed the truthfulness of His word. / O Christ, our God, You have revealed Yourself / and have enlightened the world, glory to You!

Kontakion — Tone 4

Today You have shown forth to the world, O Lord, / and the light of Your countenance has been marked on us. / Knowing You, we sing Your praises. / You have come and revealed Yourself, / O unapproachable Light.

Source: OCA.org



12 Great Feasts: The Transfiguration of Our Lord God and Savior Jesus Christ
Sofrino, Russia
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Feast Day:  August 6th (Revised Julian Calendar, aka New Calendar)

Troparion — Tone 7

You were transfigured on the mountain, O Christ God, / revealing Your glory to Your disciples as far as they could bear it. / Let Your everlasting Light also shine upon us sinners, / through the prayers of the Theotokos. / O Giver of Light, glory to You!

Kontakion — Tone 7

On the Mountain You were Transfigured, O Christ God, / and Your disciples beheld Your glory as far as they could see it; / so that when they would behold You crucified, / they would understand that Your suffering was voluntary, / and would proclaim to the world, / that You are truly the Radiance of the Father!

Source: OCA.org



12 Great Feasts: The Universal Exaltation (Elevation) of the Life-Creating Cross
Sofrino, Russia
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Feast Day:  September 14th (Revised Julian Calendar, aka New Calendar)

Troparion — Tone 1

O Lord, save Your people, / and bless Your inheritance. / Grant victories to the Orthodox Christians / over their adversaries. / And by virtue of Your Cross, / preserve Your habitation.

Kontakion — Tone 4

As You were voluntarily raised upon the cross for our sake, / grant mercy to those who are called by Your Name, O Christ God; / make all Orthodox Christians glad by Your power, / granting them victories over their adversaries, / by bestowing on them the Invincible trophy, Your weapon of Peace.

Source: OCA.org



Christ's Resurrection, The Sleeping Soldiers
Sofrino, Russia
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Feast Day:  The Feast of Feasts, Great and Holy Pascha (Revised Julian Calendar, aka New Calendar)

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