Saturday, February 18, 2017

Mother of God “the Rescuer of the Drowning”

Mother of God “the Rescuer of the Drowning” (Divnogorsk, Russia) , 15th cent. - February 18

The Divnogorsk-Sicilian Icon of the Mother of God received the first part of its title from where it was enshrined when it was glorified: the Dormition monastery of Divnogorsk, in the former Ostrogozhsk district in Voronezh governance. Its title of

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Mother of God “the Seeker of the Lost”

Mother of God “the Seeker of the Lost” , 18th cent. - February 18

“Seeker of the Perishing” Icon of the Mother of God From time immemorial the Russian people, with faith in the all-powerful help of the Most Holy Theotokos, considered the title “Seeker of the Perishing” to refer not only to those who are dyi...

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Icon of the Mother of God “Elets-Chernigov”

Icon of the Mother of God “Elets-Chernigov” , 1060 - February 18

The Elets-Chernigov (Chernigov Spruce Tree) Icon of the Mother of God appeared on a spruce or fir tree near Chernigov in the year 1060, in the time of Prince Svyatoslav Yaroslavich, as was recorded in the Synodikon of Bishop Zosimus Prokopovich of Ch...

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Our Lady of the Rosary (Rota, Spain)

Our Lady of the Rosary (Rota, Spain) - February 18

Our Lady of the Rosary is the patron saint of Rota, an Atlantic coastal town in southern Spain. Her statue, dating from the 1500s, occupies a blue-tiled chapel in the parish church of Nuestra Señora de la O. On this day in 1807, Rota's town council ...

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