Romania’s largest mosaic icon of Virgin Mary applied on National Cathedral’s walls

Source: Basilica News Agency

May 13, 2019

The largest mosaic depicting the More Spacious than the Heavens Icon of the Mother of God was applied on the half-dome that stands above the altar of the National Cathedral in Bucharest on Tuesday, May 7, 2019.


The team of specialists was coordinated by iconographer Daniel Codrescu.

The Panagia Platytera ton ouranon measures 16 meters high and was created by a team of artists coordinated by iconographer Daniel Codrescu. It is the first icon that decorates the walls of the Romanian People’s Salvation Cathedral after the mosaic-covered iconostasis was consecrated by His Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew on November 25, 2018.

‘Following the cathedral’s consecration, we had a break of about a month when we thought a little about how we could start the cathedral decoration project. In January, we were able to design and conceive the iconography for this apse and to create the Platytera Icon of the Mother of God,’ Codrescu told Trinitas TV.

Due to its impressive size, the team of artists faced a few challenges.

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