Sunday, February 23, 2020

Areovindus (Fire-Appearing) Mother of God

Areovindus (Fire-Appearing) Mother of God - February 23

The origins of this unusual icon, in which the Most Holy Theotokos is depicted without Christ, are unknown. The bright red color of her outer garment inspired the name Areovindus, or “Fire Appearing” (“Fiery Vision”). Source: http://oca.org/s...

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Nuestra Señora Purísima de las 40 Horas (Limache, Valparaiso, Quillota, Chile)

Nuestra Señora Purísima de las 40 Horas (Limache, Valparaiso, Quillota, Chile) , 1831 - Fourth Sunday of February

The story goes that in 1831, fishermen found a chest floating in the sea; inside was a beautiful statue of the Virgin in a white robe and dark blue mantle. Devotion remained private for many years, but eventually grew to the point that the statue was...

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