The Korsun Icon of the Mother of God:
Commemorated on October 9
The Korsun Icon of
the Mother of God: In Ephesus had been preserved an icon of the Mother of
God, written by the holy Evangelist Luke. On 9 October in the year 988, a copy
of this icon was transferred from Korsun to Kiev by the holy
Equal-to-the-Apostles Prince Vladimir (Comm. 15 July), and it came to be called
the Korsun Icon. Later on this icon was transferred to Novgorod, and from
thence – to Moscow to the Uspensk cathedral in the Kremlin. Another like image
of the Mother of God was brought from Greece to Russia in 1162 by the Nun
Evphrosynia of Polotsk (Comm. 23 May).
© 1996-2001 by translator Fr. S. Janos.