The Okonsk Icon of the Mother of God

Commemorated on July 30

      The Okonsk Icon of the Mother of God, by tradition, was received by the Gruzian (Georgian) emperor Vakhtang IV from Jerusalem and initially it was situated at the Gaenat monastery in Gruzia. The Gruzian emperor's son George Alexandrovich transferred the holy icon to the cathedral church of the village of Lyskov, Nizhegorod diocese.

© 1996-2001 by translator Fr. S. Janos.