Friday, July 20, 2018

Nuestra Señora de Zocueca, Bailén, Jaén, Andalucía, Spain

Nuestra Señora de Zocueca, Bailén, Jaén, Andalucía, Spain , 1808 - July 20

Around 1150, Mozarabic Christians built a rudimentary chapel near the Rumblar River, the Guadalquivir tribuitary that waters this region in southern Spain, at a place called Zocueca. When Alfonso VII reconquered the area in 1155, people gave thanks t...

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Akhtyrskaya Icon of the Mother of God, Akhtyrka, Kharkov, Russia

Akhtyrskaya Icon of the Mother of God, Akhtyrka, Kharkov, Russia - July 20

In the town of Akhtyrka (Kharkov province), there had long been a parish church dedicated to the Protection of the Most-pure Theotokos. In 1739, a pious and virtuous priest named Fr. Daniel Vasiliev was serving at that church. Once, at the approach o...

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