St. Anne's pendant/enkolpion.

2007 marks the 100th Anniversary of the construction of St. Anne's Anglican Church, Toronto. Built in the Byzantine Greek-cross plan, and now a Canadian National Historic Site, it contains the only religious paintings by members of the Group of Seven.

In the upper south side of the Church can be found an emblem of St. Anne and her daughter Mary. Often Anne is represented with a book, her symbol.

In this painting by Thorough MacDonald, son of J.E.H. MacDonald (who painted the Crufixion pendentive), references to Hagia Sophia seem to appear again. In one of the few mosaics still relatively intact, the Theotokos (Mary, mother of God) is seen seated in an abstract throne, while the emperors Justinian and Constantine present to her and the Child models of the great church, and the city of Constantinople (modern-day Istanbul), for their blessing.

In Thorough's painting, there is a striking similarity to the Hagia Sophia composition, with representations of St. Anne's Church and the Parish Hall on either side of Anne and Mary.

Sterling silver.

Available exclusively through St. Anne's Anglican Church. Profits from the sales of the Enkolpion
go to the St. Anne's Restoration Fund.

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