Sunday, March 19, 2017

Icon of the Mother of God “the Blessed Heaven” (Moscow, Russia)

Icon of the Mother of God “the Blessed Heaven” (Moscow, Russia) , 12th cent. - March 19

The “Blessed Heaven” Icon of the Mother of God is on the iconostasis of the Moscow Archangel cathedral in the Kremlin. Previously, this icon was at Smolensk and brought to Moscow by Sophia, daughter of the Lithuanian prince Vitovt, when she becam...

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Icon of the Mother of God “Czestochowa” (Moscow, Russia)

Icon of the Mother of God “Czestochowa” (Moscow, Russia) , 1770 - March 19

The wonderworking Czestochowa Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos is to be found in a Roman Catholic monastery at Yasna Gora near the city of Czestochowa, Petrov Province. It is believed to be one of the seventy icons painted by the holy Apostle and Evan...

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Notre-Dame de Messines, Mons, Hainaut, Wallonia, Belgium

Notre-Dame de Messines, Mons, Hainaut, Wallonia, Belgium , 1622 - First Sunday before Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Local tradition holds that a pilgrim to Rome brought the painting of Our Lady of Messina (Sicily) back to Mons. It occupied a shrine in St.  Nicholas Church cemetery until the number of miracles and healings there prompted its move into the church i...

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