The "Umilenie-Tenderness" Pskovo-Pechersk Icon of the Mother of God

Commemorated on May 21, August 26, June 23, October 7 and on the 7th Sunday of Pascha

      The "Umilenie-Tenderness" Pskovo-Pechersk Icon of the Mother of God was written and brought to the Pskovo-Pechersk monastery through the efforts of the Pskov merchants Vasilii and Feodor in about the year 1521. It was glorified especially by miracles of healing in the year 1524. This holy icon and also the "Uspenie-Dormition" Icon were glorified in 1581 during the time of the siege of Pskov by the Polish king Stefan Bathory. The 7 October feastday of the "Umilenie" Icon was established in memory of the deliverance of Pskov from the invasion of Napoleon in 1812.

1996-2001 by translator Fr. S. Janos.

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