Monthly Archives: November 2011

The December Menaion Icon

The word Menaion (Gr: Μηναίον; Slavonic: Минея) comes from the Greek word meaning “of the month”. It is used to describe a way of grouping together liturgical texts, prayers and stories based on the order of Saints’ days and other … Continue reading

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Kupyatich Cross Icon of the Theotokos

Today (Nov 15th according to the old Church calendar), the Russian Church celebrates the Kupyatich Icon of the Mother of God (Купятицкая икона Божией Матери).

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Surety of Sinners Icon comes to England

From 23rd to 28th November 2011, the wonderworking Icon of the Mother of God “Surety of Sinners” is being brought to England from Moscow. It will be brought by a delegation headed by His Grace, Bishop Tikhon of Podolsk, Chairman … Continue reading

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Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple

Today is the prelude of God’s pleasure and the proclamation of man’s salvation. The Virgin is clearly made manifest in the temple of God and foretells Christ to all. Let us also cry out to her with mighty voice, “Hail, … Continue reading

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Lazarus of Constantinople | The First Iconographer Saint

On November 17th, the life of St Lazarus of Constantinople is commemorated. Born c. 810 in Armenia, he is also known as Lazarus Zographos (Ζωγράφος), or the Painter. St Lazarus, therefore, is the earliest Saint to be glorified specifically as … Continue reading

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