Icon of the Mother of God of Kiev-Bratsk
The Kiev-Bratsk Icon of the Mother of God is also commemorated on September 6, May 10, and on Saturday of the Fifth Week of Great Lent.
Icon of the Mother of God of Igor
The Igor Icon of the Mother of God. The holy Passion-Bearer and Great Prince of Kiev Igor Ol’govich (September 19, 1147), prayed before this icon during the last moments of his life. It was in the chapel of Saint John the Theologian in the Dormition cathedral of the Kiev Caves Lavra. This…
Icon of the Mother of God of Pimen
The Pimen Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos was brought to Moscow from Constantinople in 1381 by Metropolitan Pimen. Many miracles took place before this icon, which flowed with a fragrant healing myrrh. The Pimen Icon was kept in the altar of the Dormition Cathedral in the Kremlin.
Icon of the Mother of God of Yaroslav
The Yaroslavl Icon of the Mother of God Little is known of this, one of the earliest Russian icons, except that it belonged to the holy Princes Basil and Constantine (July 3). The lower chapel of the Ilinsk church in Yaroslavl was dedicated to the wonderworking icon.
Icon of the Mother of God of White Lake
This holy icon belonged to Saint Cyril of White Lake (June 9), and he kept it in his cell. Saint Cyril was living at the Simonov Monastery, but his soul yearned for solitude, and he asked the Mother of God to show him a place conducive for salvation. One night he was reading an Akathist in his cell…
Synaxis of the “Axion Estin” Icon of the Mother of God
According to Tradition, during the iconoclast persecution of Leo III the Isaurian (717-741), an Icon of the Theotokos was slashed by the sword of one of the Emperor’s soldiers. Blood flowed from the Icon into the sea. Shaken by this sign, the repentant sinner fled to Mount Athos. One day he…
“Marianica” Icon of the Mother of God
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“Bogolyubov” Icon of the Mother of God
The Bogolyubov Icon of the Mother of God, one of the most ancient wonderworking icons of Russia, was painted in the twelfth century at the request of Prince Andrew Bogolyubsky (July 4), to commemorate the appearance of the Mother of God to him. Painted on cypress wood, the Icon is remarkable…
Icon of the Mother of God “the Directress” from the Monastery of Xenophontos on Mount Athos
This icon of the Mother of God is of the Hodēgḗtria type, and is found in the Xenophontos Monastery on Mount Athos.
Hodēgḗtria Icon of the Theotokos (Παναγία Οδηγήτρια)
The Most Holy Hodēgḗtria Icon is one of the earliest Icons in the Church's history. The Mother of God holds her Divine Child with her left hand, and with her right hand she indicates that the way we must follow on our earthly pilgrimage is that which leads us to Christ, Who said: "I am the way…
“Tenderness” Icon of the Mother of God of the Pskov Caves
The “Tenderness” Icon of the Most Holy Mother of God was found in the monastery of the caves in 1521, and was transferred to the city of Pskov by the pious Christians Basil and Theodore. The Icon is particularly renowned for the deliverance of Pskov and the Pskov Caves monastery from…
Meeting of the Vladimir Icon of the Mother of God in memory of the Saving of Moscow from the Invasion of Khan Achmed
Today the church celebrates the miracle of the Vladimir Icon of the Mother of God, which led to the saving of Moscow from the invasion of Khan Achmed in 1480. The Vladimir Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos is also commemorated on May 21 and August 26.
Appearance of the Tikhvin Icon of the Mother of God
According to ancient tradition, the wonderworking icon of Tikhvin is one of several painted by Saint Luke the Evangelist. The icon was taken from Jerusalem to Constantinople in the fifth century, where it was enshrined in the Church of Blachernae, which was built especially for this purpose. In…
“Seven Lakes” Icon of the Mother of God
The “Seven Lakes” Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos shone forth with many miracles in the seventeenth century in the area of Kazan. It is similar to the Smolensk Icon (July 28). “The Seven Lakes” Icon is also commemorated on July 28 and October 13.
“Neamts” Icon of the Mother of God
The Neamts Icon of the Mother of God was given as a gift by the Byzantine emperor Andronicus Paleologos to the Moldavian ruler Alexander the Voevod in 1399, and then placed into the Moldavian Neamts Ascension monastery. One of the Moldavian princes gave a copy of the icon to a Russian landowner by…
Icon of the Mother of God of Lydda or “the Roman”
The wonderworking Lydda Icon is mentioned in the service for the Kazan Icon (July 8 & October 22) in the third Ode of the Canon. According to Tradition, the Apostles Peter and John were preaching in Lydda (later called Diospolis) near Jerusalem. There they built a church dedicated to the Most Holy…
Icon of the Mother of God “Of the Three Hands”
The Icon of the Mother of God, “Of the Three Hands”: In the eighth century during the time of the Iconoclasts, Saint John of Damascus (December 4) was zealous in his veneration of holy icons. Because of this, he was slandered by the emperor and iconoclast Leo III the Isaurian (717-740),…
Icon of the Mother of God of Kasperov
The Kasperov Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos. Tradition says that this holy icon had been brought to Cherson from Transylvania by a Serb at the end of the sixteenth century. Passing down from parent and child, the icon had come to a certain Mrs. Kasperova of Cherson in 1809. One night in February…
Icon of the Mother of God of Balikin
The Balikin Icon of the Mother of God is from the Chernigov Province. The child Christ is clothed only around the waist, and rests in His Mother’s arms. The hands of the Theotokos are joined in prayer.