The Iversk Icon of the Mother of God
Commemorated on October 13, March 31, February 12 and on Tuesday of the Bright Week
The Iversk Icon of the Mother of God, situated on Mount Athos, is glorified by many miracles. Accounts of the wonderworking image were spread throughout Russia by pilgrims. His Holiness Patriarch Nikon (then still Novospassk monastery archimandrite) turned to the archimandrite of the Athos Iveria monastery, Pachomios (who at the time was in Moscow seeking alms for the Athos monasteries), – to supply a copy of the wonderworking Iversk Icon of the MostHoly Mother of God. The Athos monk Jamblichos wrote the copy of the Iversk image, and after a year the icon was in Moscow, accompanied by monks of Athos. On 13 October 1648 it was solemnly greeted by a multitude of the people. The great holiness of the Iversk Icon of the Russian Orthodox Church was glorified by the Lord with many miracles (an account about the icon is located also under 12 February).
© 1996-2001 by translator Fr. S. Janos.