As early as the 11th Century, Mary was prayed to as the patroness of the Holy Land by the crusader kingdoms who sought to liberate the Holy Land from Islamic rule. In 1927, the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem created the feast day of Our Lady of Palestine on October 25 as a time to pray through the intercession of Our Lady for peace in the land where Christ and Our Lady lived out their early lives in a place which since that time has too often been rent by war and conquest.
An Icon rendering of the traditional image of our Lady Queen of Palestine: surrounded by angels, two carrying a crown and scepter, Mary gazes down at a depiction of the Holy Land.
Prints are made to order. They are printed on fine art paper or a rigid panel with multiple size options.
Differing from the original icon, Mary comes surrounded by reminders of the order of knights and dames, who for more than one thousand years have committed to join her in this mission.
Within the border are images calling to mind The Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem.
This icon comes printed on a plaque made of woodlike material.