The wonderworking icon of the Russian Diaspora will be delivered to the Russian Federation
The main Holy icon of the Russian Orthodox Church outside of Russia (ROCOR) - Kursk root icon of the Mother of God September 23, will be delivered to the place of its appropriation in Kursk diocese, shall inform the diocesan website.
" From September 23 to October 4, the miraculous icon of the Mother of God " of the Sign " Kursk Root will be in the Kursk diocese. Since 2009, following an established tradition, the icon of each year arrives to the place of its appropriation in Kursk region for veneration by the faithful, " said the report.
From September 23 to the image that the ROCOR delegation luck from Munich via Voronezh and Zheleznogorsk diocese, will be in Kursk Root Hermitage in the Church of the Nativity of the blessed virgin Mary. 25 September centuries-old tradition, the icon procession will take in Znamensky Cathedral in Kursk, and on 1 October the miraculous image will carry medical institutions of the city.
The Kursk-root icon of the Sign of the Mother of God " is one of the most revered in the Russian Orthodox Church outside of Russia. It is also called " the Protectress of the Russian Diaspora ". It was discovered on September 21, 1295 close to Kursk, and at the end of 1919, when Denikin troops left the town, they took the icon With him. Then, at the request of General Wrangel It was brought to the Crimea, With his troops, It was in Serbia. Then was in Bavaria and, finally, came to the United States, where Since 1957 is on her Znamensky Cathedral in new York.
Almost every year the image carrying in all parishes of the North American and Canadian dioceses. Took it for worship and in the European Union, and in Australia, and in South America, and everywhere She became the spiritual symbol of the unity of the Russian Orthodox people in the Diaspora.
Kursk earth icon was back in 2009. Then about half a million pilgrims from different regions of Russia and Ukraine arrived in Kursk, and to venerate the relic, the faithful waited for 20 hours.