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icon corner, or tree

A popular print of an Orthodox icon.

Our Lady of Perpetual Help

The 'milk-giver' icon ... On July 3, the Icon of the Virgin “Galaktotrophousa” (Γαλακτοτροφουσα, meaning “the Milk-Giver”) is celebrated. The Icon shows the Mother of God breast-feeding Christ. Not many modern icons use this composition, which may hide just how ancient and widespread this icon really is. The specific Icon celebrated on July 3 (and January 12) dates from the 6th century A.D. ...

In the fifth century Attila attacked Paris. The men intended to defend Lutetia, the island on which the Notre Dame cathedral today stands. But at the sight of Attila’s hordes they lost spirit. A young woman, the thirty-year-old Genovefa approached them and declared: “Do not be afraid, but turn to fasting and prayer, and ask God to be saved!” Though they laughed at her, she again admonished them: “Call upon our Heavenly Father, take hold of the arms of prayer and fasting. I predict to you that by doing so, you and your families will be saved.” She was a nun, born in Nanterre. From Nanterre she often went through the woods to the city of Saint-Denis, where the relics of St. Dionysius reposed, and so is often portrayed with the candle that lit her path. The men unexpectedly heeded her appeal. And indeed Attila’s troops, which advanced in two columns, joined up in front of Paris, but for unknown reasons they went around the city.

By Andrew Rublev

31 dec 11. St Ephraim of Nea Makri ... considered a patron for drug addicts, suicides and those in despair or frightened.

“Suffer little children to come unto me, for of such is the Kingdom of God.” (Luke 18:16)

Blessed Silence. Russian, 19th century

1357 Lorenzo Veneziano ~ The Lion Polyptych

Pantocrator icon

The miraculous icon of the Theotokos of Kozeltshan before theft from Uspenski Cathedral (Helsinki, Finland). The icon is associated with Saint John of Kronstadt. www.johnsanidopou...

Theotokos of Kozeltshan Icon was stolen from Uspenski cathedral, Helsinki and buried to the ground for months before icon was got back. This is how it looked like before conservation at the New Valaam monastery. For many orthodox people in Finland, this icon is Miracle-Working .

Mary Magdalene story of egg turning red when describing Jesus' resurrection...this is why we dye Easter eggs