Date: 8 months ago   Category: Religion

The Don icon before September 1 will be delivered from Tretyakov gallery to the monastery - RIA Novosti, 8/22/2018


MOSCOW, 22 Aug — RIA Novosti. The Don icon of the Virgin which is in the Tretyakov gallery on the eve of September 1, by tradition, will be brought to capital Donskoy Monastery, the website of the Moscow patriarchy reports on Wednesday. "On the first of September, in day of a celebration of the Don icon of the Mother of God, in Moscow there will take place celebrations on the occasion of a patronal feast day of the Donskoy stavropigialny monastery. By convention for prayful worship of believers in monastery from the State Tretyakov gallery the wonder-working Don icon will be brought" — it is said in the statement. The shrine will be in Big cathedral of Donskoy Monastery from 14:00 on August 31 till 12:00 on September 3. All this time before an icon prayers with reading the acathist.© of RIA Novosti / RIA Novosti will be made to Pass into an image bank the Don icon: the inscription on clothes of the Mother of God has put scientists in a tupiktakzha on September 1 in the square before Donskoy Monastery at 19:00 the musical festival in which the famous and young music bands will participate will begin. The Don icon of the Virgin written in the XIV century, presumably, by Feofan Grek is esteemed as the defender of orthodox soldiers and all Fatherland. According to the legend, this image was among the Russian combatants during Battle of Kulikovo in 1380. Donskoy stavropigialny (submitting directly to the patriarch) monastery has been founded in 1593. The monastery is devoted to the Don icon of the Mother of God, according to the legend, also saved Moscow from ruin by the khan Kazy-Girey in 1591. The monastery is built on that place where the Russian army expected fight with the enemy. There was a small marching church in which the tsar Fedor Ioannovich prayed before image of the Don Mother of God for the good result of the forthcoming battle. Since 1919 the icon is stored in the Tretyakov gallery, however in recent years on the eve of September 1 for several days she is brought to Big cathedral of Donskoy Monastery.

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