The Kasperov Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos

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28 April 2011

Mystagogy

Tradition says that this holy icon had been brought to Cherson from Transylvania by a Serb at the end of the sixteenth century. Passing down from parent and child, the icon had come to a certain Mrs. Kasperova of Cherson in 1809.

One night in February of 1840 she was praying, seeking consolation in her many sorrows. Looking at the icon of the Virgin, she noticed that the features of the icon, darkened by age, had suddenly become bright. Soon the icon was glorified by many miracles, and people regarded it as wonder-working.

During the Crimean War (1853-1856), the icon was carried in procession through the city of Odessa, which was besieged by enemy forces. On Great and Holy Friday, the city was spared. Since that time, an Akathist has been served before the icon in the Dormition Cathedral of Odessa every Friday.

The icon is painted with oils on a canvas mounted on wood. The Mother of God holds Her Son on her left arm. The Child is holding a scroll. St John the Baptist (Janurary 7) is depicted on one side of the icon, and St Tatiana (January 12) on the other. These were probably the patron saints of the original owners of the icon.

The Kasperov Icon is commemorated on October 1, June 29, and Bright Wednesday.

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  • velovs@ukr.net | 28 January 2020, 18:24

    Разом з тим: "Отче, прости їм, бо не відають, що чинять" (Лк.23:34). :)

  • velovs@ukr.net | 28 January 2020, 18:12

    Ну действительно: оба эти неадеквата - один педераст-неонацист, а другой - тоже с серьёзными вывихами и вавками в голове будут здесь устанавливать и диктовать свои "правила" и

  • fedirtsiv | 28 January 2020, 17:47

    Тут власне яскраво видно суть церковного фарисейського вчення - спекулювати на Христі та історії християнства, приватизувати Христа своєю конфесією (монополія на істину), поділяти та владарювати,

  • Михаил | 28 January 2020, 14:29

    Единство может быть с христианами, с их священством, имеющим преемство в рукоположении от Святых Апостолов. Например с Армянской Церковью и другими дохалкидонскими апостольскими Церквами. А какое

  • velovs@ukr.net | 27 January 2020, 21:49

    Р. S. А що стосується цього "наукового дослідження Біблії", то - серед низки інших - у цій царині, напевно, найкращими, а головне - ПРАКТИЧНИМИ фахівцями (конкретними борцями з подібним

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