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MIRACULOUS ICONS OF THEOTOKOS

Mount Athos is known as the "Garden of Virgin Mary". As the place where the Most Holy Theotokos is honored, as the place where she appears, acts and rests, as "the conceivable and most beautiful Paradise of Theotokos". According to the tradition, Mount Athos was given as a heritage to the Virgin Mary by the Lord himself: "Let this place be a heritage and its surroundings be Paradise, and a port of salvation for those who want to be saved".

Virgin Mary Holy Belt

Virgin Mary Holy Belt

    The Holy Belt of Theotokos is the only heirloom that is preserved from its terrestrial life and a part of it is kept in the Vatopedi...

Virgin Holy Protection (Skepe)

Virgin Holy Protection (Skepe)

At the time that Leo the Great (A.D. 457-474) was king, saint Andrew the Fool-for-Christ lived in Constantinople. A night οf vigil in the temple of Our...

Virgin Eleousa (Mercy Giving)

Virgin Eleousa (Mercy Giving)

The miraculous icon of the Virgin Eleousa was hiding at a depth of one and a half meters under the ground over centuries, and found in a miraculous way....

Virgin Zoodochos Pigi (Lifegiving Spring)

Virgin Zoodochos Pigi (Lifegiving Spring)

    About 450 AD a Byzantine soldier called Leon was in a forest, when he saw a blind man in front of him asking for some water to quench...

Theotokos Land of Non Land

Theotokos Land of Non Land

The fact of the incarnation of the Jesus Christ by the Virgin Mary and the iconography of the Virgin Mary with Jesus Christ in Her bosom, gave the name...

Theotokos Ierosolymitissa

Theotokos Ierosolymitissa

   The miraculous image of the Virgin Mary of Jerusalem is pictured in 1870 AD, in a miraculous way. At that time, there was an hagiographer n...

Virgin Kykkou of Cyprus

Virgin Kykkou of Cyprus

    One of the most pious Christian virtues of all Cypriots is the worship of the Virgin Mary, in honour of which, dedicated to the magni...

Virgin Mary of Sorrows - Seven Swords

Virgin Mary of Sorrows - Seven Swords

    The image of the Virgin Mary with the Seven Spades, four on the left and three on the right, relates to the prophecy of Saint Simeon...

Our Lady of the Vine - Holy Monastery of Simonos Petra

Our Lady of the Vine - Holy Monastery of Simonos Petra

    The Holy Monastery of Simonos Petra maintains on the island of Lemnos, in the village of Propouli, a historical monastery dependency...

Virgin Mary of Consolation

Virgin Mary of Consolation

Virgin Mary of Consolation is the most important and famous Byzantine temple in the prefecture of Arta. It was built in the 13th century by Nicephorus t...

The Inexhaustible Cup of Life

The Inexhaustible Cup of Life

  The icon of the Virgin Mary, called the \"The Inexhaustible cup of Life\", became known to the Orthodox World only in 1878, when a miraculous eve...

Lady of Vladimir

Lady of Vladimir

The miraculous icon of Vladimir is one of Russia\'s most famous icons and its connection to the Russian people dates back to its beginnings.  &nbs...

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