Wonderworking icon to visit Moscow train stations for prayers for travelers

Moscow, February 14, 2018

An icon of the Holy Protection of the Mother of God being carried out of a train station after a previous year's moleben. Photo: Foma.ru An icon of the Holy Protection of the Mother of God being carried out of a train station after a previous year's moleben. Photo: Foma.ru
    

Annual prayers for peace and the safety of travelers will be held at Moscow train stations next Monday before the wonderworking Softener of Evil Hearts Icon of the Mother of God, reports the journal Foma.

The prayer process will begin with a moleben in the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God Chapel at Moscow’s Kazansky Train Station on Monday morning, the press service of the Synodal Department for Church Relations with Society and the Media reported today.

The wonderworking Softener of Evil Hearts Icon is renowned for many miracles and healings and has visited cities throughout Russia and in other countries and continents.

Prayers for peace and for those traveling will be offered up during the service at each of the stations. After the Kazansky Station, the miraculous icon will also be taken to the Yaroslavlsky, Leningradsky, Rizhsky, Savelovsky, Belarusky, Kievsky, Paveletsky, and Kursky stations as well.

A short service will be celebrated at each station, after which all those wishing to will be able to venerate the beloved icon.

The molebens are being organized by the Orthodox public movement “Christian Good Deeds,” and will be held with the cooperation of the Publishing House of the Moscow Patriarchate, the Directorate of Train Stations, the International Association of Veterans of the Alpha Anti-Terror Unit, the professional union “Stuntmen of Russia,” and the charitable foundation “Defender of Happiness.”

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2/14/2018

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