Thursday, October 19, 2017

Virgen del Camino, Valverde de la Virgen, León, Castile and León, Spain

Virgen del Camino, Valverde de la Virgen, León, Castile and León, Spain , 1505 - October 19

On July 2, 1505, while watching his sheep, Alvar Simón Fernández saw the Virgin, radiant with light, and heard her say: "Go to the city; tell the bishop to come to this place and install in a decent place this image my Son wishes to appear here, fo...

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Icon of the Mother of God “O All-Hymned Mother”

Icon of the Mother of God “O All-Hymned Mother” - October 19

The Icon “O All-Hymned Mother” derives its title from the thirteenth Kontakion of the Akathist to the Most Holy Theotokos. “O All-Hymned Mother who bore the Word, holiest of all the saints....”   The Mother of God wears a crown, and clasps...

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