The Icon of the Mother of God "Non-Slumbering Eye" ("Nedremliuschee Oko")

Commemorated on May 29

      The Icon of the Mother of God "Non-Slumbering Eye" ("Nedremliuschee Oko") was presented as a gift offering by the daughter of a formerly reknown preacher Rodion Putyatin, and situated in a monastery chapel in the city of Rybinsk. The wonderworking image was famed for numerous healings. The title "Non-Slumbering Eye" bestown upon the icon is in connection with the inscription beneathe the image: "I may sleep, but My heart is awake" (Song of Solomon 5: 2).
      Another ancient wonderworking image of the Mother of God "Non-Slumbering Eye" is known of, situated in the city of Uglich in the Theophany monastery. This icon was presented to the monastery in 1848 by the Uglich resident A. V. Lebedeva. Through the prayers of the Mother of God the wonderworking image was glorified by numerous and graced healings.

1996-2001 by translator Fr. S. Janos.

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