Friday, April 09, 2021

Virgen del Espino, Chauchina, Granada, Andalucía, Spain

Virgen del Espino, Chauchina, Granada, Andalucía, Spain , 1906 - April 9

In the town of Chauchina, in the farmlands of southern Spain, 65-year-old Rosario Granados Martín was known for her goodness, but for three years suffered incurable cancerous ulcers on her leg. Using a chair as a walker, the widow went out on the mo...

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Icon of the Mother of God of “Sweet Kissing”, Mt. Athos, Greece

Icon of the Mother of God of “Sweet Kissing”, Mt. Athos, Greece , 1713 - April 9

Like the Panagia Portaitissa, the Glykophilousa Icon is one of those which were saved during the iconoclastic period and brought miraculously to Mount Athos. It originally belonged to Victoria, the devout wife of the senator Symeon. Victoria was one ...

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Life-Giving Spring, Zeytinburnu, Istanbul, Turkey

Life-Giving Spring, Zeytinburnu, Istanbul, Turkey - First Friday after Easter

Life-Giving Spring, Zeytinburnu, Istanbul, Turkey   A tradition related by Greek church historian Nicephorus Callistus Xanthopoulos around 1320 and echoed by Archpriest Feodor S. Kovalchuk (Wonder-Working Icons of the Theotokos, Central States Dea...

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