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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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Called to Orthodoxy by an Icon | A Convert’s Story

A conversion story taken from the “Journey to Orthodoxy” website, describing how a Calvanist was brought to Orthodoxy by an icon. An excerpt: After my first semester, I flew back to Hawaii for the winter break. While there, I was … Continue reading

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Prayer service opens Museum of Icons in Poland

On Tuesday evening (30 Nov) a new section of the Museum of the Warsaw Orthodox Metropolitanate dedicated to Holy Icons was inaugurated with a solemn molebien (a supplicatory prayer service). In attendance at the service were Metropolitan Sawa, primate of … Continue reading

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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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Tiny 6th Century Icons Found in Jerusalem

Israel Archaeologists have announced the discovery of a 1,400-year-old Christian devotional aid (dubbed a “Prayer Box”) made of bone, with two paintings believed to portray the Virgin Mary and Jesus. The size of the box (a tiny 0.8 x 0.6in, … Continue reading

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About the Chernobyl Saviour Icon

The Chernobyl Saviour Icon was recently transferred from the Ukraine to Japan, so that it may rest in an Orthodox church there. The act was done out of the Ukrainians’ solidarity with their Orthodox brethren in Japan in light of … Continue reading

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Miraculous Icon of Tsar Nicholas in St. Petersburg

Believers have gathered today (Feb 17) at an Orthodox fair in the former imperial capital of Saint Petersburg to venerate a miracle-working icon of Russia’s last Tsar, Nicholas II The Royal-Martyr was shot by the Bolsheviks after the 1917 revolution … Continue reading

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Theotokos of Kolzetshan Icon is Found

A wonderworking icon of the Mother of God stolen from Helsinki’s Uspenski Cathedral, the city’s biggest Orthodox church, in June of last year was recovered on Tuesday. The icon is associated with Saint John of Kronstadt. In the early 20th … Continue reading

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Boy George Returns Stolen Cypriot Icon

Cyprus’ Orthodox Christian Church on Thursday thanked former Culture Club singer Boy George for returning an icon of Christ that it says was stolen from a church in the breakaway north of the divided island. Boy George agreed to return … Continue reading

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Icon of the Saviour Returns to Kremlin Tower

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill defied driving driving rains on Saturday 28th of August to bless the icon of Jesus Christ, recently restored over the main gate of the Moscow Kremlin. Continue reading

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