Virgin Mary holding Child Christ, detail from Comnenus mosaic, Hagia Sophia, Byzantine, century This inspired me to include a very important icon in Tobias's story. The effects of this icon are far reaching.
This is the Marian icon known as the Arakiotissa. It is a fresco painted in the in the Church of the Panagia tou Arakos at Lagoudera, on the island of Cyprus. Whenever you see that –issa ending on the title of a Marian icon, you know the title is Greek.