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Wonder working Icon of the Theotokos thwarts thieves

The Panagia Giatrissa Icon (All-Holy Virgin “the Healer”) is a well-known wonder-working image in Greece. In the early hours of December 24th 2014, another miracle was added to the list attributed to the holy icon.

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Weeping Icons in Ukraine and Russia

Over the past couple of days, a number of websites have been linking to an article I posted a couple of years ago, quoting Fr Seraphim Rose’s words on why icons of the Mother of God weep. The reason for … Continue reading

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Lost for a century | Christ the Bread of Life Icon returns home

On Tuesday September 25, a miracle-working icon was returned to its original home in Sumy, Ukraine after having been lost for over a century. The Icon of Christ the Saviour “Bread of Life” (in Ukrainian: Христа Спасителя «Хліб Життя»), had … Continue reading

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The Ninety-Three Mile Procession of St Nicholas’ Icon

An annual procession of a miraculous icon of St Nicholas the Wonder-worker has just finished, with around 35,000 pilgrims participating in the ninety-three mile round trip.

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Icons of the Great Feasts | New Page

A new page has been added which brings together posts on this blog which relate to icons of the Twelve Great Feasts of the Orthodox Church (see link below), as well as Easter: the “Feast of Feasts”. The icon shown … Continue reading

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800 year-old Frescoes returned to Cyprus

(from the Cyprus Mail) Byzantine frescoes, dating back to the 13th Century, which had been stolen from northern Cyprus after the Turkish invasion of 1974, were unveiled this week (Mar 27) at the Archbishop Makarios III museum in Nicosia. The … Continue reading

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Politicians, patrons and benefactors in Icons.

An interesting story recently appeared about a district official in Kazakhstan being depicted in a fresco at the new cathedral in the city of Rudny. Sergey Kulagin – former akim, or governor, of the Kostanai region – is apparently found … Continue reading

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