No other country in the world has so many revered icons as in Russia. But it was the icons of the Mother of God, the main Intercessor of all Christians, who were most often glorified as miraculous. The chants addressed to the Most Pure One call Her the Intercessor, and the Patroness, and the Comforter. And the enumeration of the names of the icons already sounds like a wonderful hymn of the people in honor of their Patroness - "Unfading Color", "Inexhaustible Chalice", "Life-Giving Source", "Unexpected Joy", "Blessed Sky". With love and boundless mercy, the Mother of God leads people to the Light, pity mankind with all-forgiving compassion ... And people turn with faith and hope to the Heavenly Intercessor, praying for the sending down of Divine power to overcome temptations and to save the soul ...
Often, when trouble comes, we begin to look for this or that miraculous icon. Where to go, which icon to turn to with your misfortune? How to find a miraculous icon? A journey to Moscow shrines, a story about their history and miracles will be the content of the cycle of excursions "Miraculous icons of Moscow".
We will visit the churches where the icons are located, glorified for centuries by the miracles of the deliverance of Russia from foreign invasion, healing from diseases, as well as helping people who turn to icons with faith and hope. During the excursion, we will get acquainted with the history of the emergence of temples, hear about the history of the acquisition or appearance of miraculous icons and other shrines, and get the opportunity to worship these shrines.
- TEMPLE SVV. APP. PETER AND PAUL AT THE YAUZ GATE. Compound of the Serbian Orthodox Church
- John the Forerunner Monastery
- CHURCH OF HOLY PRINCE VLADIMIR IN OLD GARDENS
- CHURCH OF THE DIVINE IN ELOKHOV
Practical information: the excursion involves visiting existing temples. Ladies are advised to be dressed in skirts and have scarves with them.
Gathering at 10:45. Beginning at 11:00 st. m. "Mayakovskaya", st. Bolshaya Sadovaya, 14 at the entrance to the garden "Aquarium".