Friday, October 22, 2010

Icon of the Mother of God of Andronicus

Commemorated on October 22

The Andronicus Icon of the Mother of God was a family icon of the Byzantine emperor Andronicus III. In 1347 he gave the icon to the Monemvasia monastery at Morea in the Peloponnesos. From here the image was sent to Russia in 1839. In 1877 the holy icon was placed in a temple of the Kazan women's monastery near Vyshnii Volochek. Other Feast days of this icon are May 1 and July 8.

SAINT OR FEAST POSTED THIS DATE 2009(with 2008's link here also and further, 2007's):

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