Icon of the Mother of God “the Unfading Bloom”
Commemorated on April 3
The “Unfading Bloom” Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos. On this icon the Most Holy Theotokos holds Her Divine Son upon Her right arm, and in Her left hand is a bouquet of white lilies. This bouquet symbolically signifies the unfading flower of virginity and spotlessness of the All-Pure Virgin, Whom the Church hymns: “Thou art the Root of virginity and the Unfading Blossom of purity.” Copies of this icon were glorified at Moscow, Voronezh, and other places in Russia.