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Why do Icons of the Mother of God weep?

The following is one of Eugene Rose’s “lay sermons” entitled Weeping Icons of the Mother of God, delivered in November 1966. Eugene Rose was later tonsured as the monk, Fr Seraphim, a great modern-day ascetic and writer.

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Miracle of the Bleeding Image of Theodore Stratelates

The Holy Great-Martyr Theodore Stratelates (“the General”) is remembered on February 8th, the day of his martyrdom in 319 A.D. The transfer of the St Theodore’s relics is remembered on June 8. On this day is also remembered a miracle … Continue reading

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How not to be an accidental Iconoclast

Following on from the post What makes an Icon Holy?, it is clear an image is holy when it truly depicts someone who is holy, rather than through any magical way it was produced. It also means that a completed … Continue reading

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What makes an Icon Holy?

A subtitle for this post could well be: “What is a Holy Icon?”, and as a topic it probably should have been dealt with before now. Perhaps most people reading this already know what “Icons” are within the Orthodox faith. … 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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Holy Trinity Icon of the Written Stone Monastery

The Written Stone Monastery (Manastirea Piatra Scrisa)was built on the site of an Icon of the Holy Trinity, painted onto the rocks of a cliff-side in rural Romania. Above the Icon is the Caransebes-Orsova railway, built in the 19th century, … Continue reading

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The Icons that Canonized the Holy Royal Martyrs

The 17th of July (July 4 in the Old Calendar) marks the anniversary and feast day of Holy Passion-Bearer Tsar Nicholas II and his family. Russia’s last royal family are universally recognized in the Orthodox Church as saints worthy of … Continue reading

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Why does God work wonders through Icons?

This poem, from St Nikolai’s Prayers by the Lake is in fact a passionate defence of all things material, through which God works wonders: icons, nature, and particularly the relics of Saints. It is offered here specifically because of its … Continue reading

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Zhirovits Stone Icon of the Mother of God

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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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