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Icon of the Mother of God of Smolensk the Sweet-Kissing

Commemorated on March 19

The Smolensk “Tenderness” Icon of the Mother of God manifested itself in the year 1103 at Smolensk. There is another Smolensk “Tenderness” Icon from the vicinity of Okopa (down from Smolensk). This icon was in the encampment of the Russian armies of the military commander Shein, restraining the Polish besiegers from destroying Smolensk for twenty months (1611-1613).

The Orthodox Church in America

20 / 03 / 2017

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