The Muromsk Icon of the Mother of God

Commemorated on April 12

      The Muromsk Icon of the Mother of God was transferred to Murom from Kiev by the enlightener of this remote region, the holy Nobleborn prince Constantine (+ 1129, Comm. 21 May).
      Saint Constantine urged the pagans to accept Christianity, but they were stubborn and decided to murder the prince. Having learned of this, the saint came out to the conspirators with the Icon of the Mother of God. The grace, issuing forth from Her Countenance, touched the hearts of the pagans. They changed their minds and themselves began to ask that Baptism be made over them.
      With this icon Sainted Vasilii of Ryazan (Comm. 3 July) sailed on his mantle from Muron to Ryazan.

1996-2001 by translator Fr. S. Janos.

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The Muromsk Icon
of the Mother of God

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