The Chirsk (Pskovsk) Icon of the Mother of God

Commemorated on July 16

      The Chirsk (Pskovsk) Icon of the Mother of God was initially situated in the Chirsk village church of Pskov diocese, from whence its name "Chirsk". On 16 July 1420, during the time of Great-prince Vasilii Dimitrievich, the archbishop of Novgorod and Pskov Simeon and the Pskov prince Feodor Aleksandrovich were present in Pskov during a time of a deadly pestilence: tears trickled down from the eyes of the Chirsk Icon of the Mother of God. This was reported to authorities in the city of Pskov. Clergy-servers transported the wonderworking icon to Pskov. A church procession was made in meeting the icon. They placed the icon in the cathedral church of the Holy Trinity.

1996-2001 by translator Fr. S. Janos.

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The Chirsk
(Pskovsk) Icon of the Mother of God

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