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Miracle-Working Softener of Evil Hearts Icon

The first Sunday after Pentecost celebrates, among other things, the Softener of Evil Hearts Icon (Умягчение злых сердец)of the Mother of God. It is undeniable that the image of Mary here is sentimental, painted in soft tones with her eyes … Continue reading

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Softener of Evil Hearts Icon | An Icon for Our Enemies

“Behold, this child is set for the falling and rising again of many in Israel, and for a sin which shall be spoken against. Yea, a sword shall pierce through thy own soul also, that the thoughts of many hearts … Continue reading

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