Circumcision of Christ
Ca. 1750
21" x 17"
Icons, wood, linen, gesso, goldleaf, egg tempera and varnish
Region: Russia
On January, eight days after the Holy Nativity of our Lord, we celebrate His Circumcision, one of the Feasts of the Lord, on which—in accordance with Hebrew tradition—He received the name "Jesus": "And when eight days were accomplished for the circumcising of the Child, His name was called Jesus, which was so named of the Angel before He was conceived in the womb" (St. Luke 2:21).