Icon of the Mother of God “the Blessed Heaven”

Commemorated on March 6

Photo: Days.Pravoslavie.Ru Photo: Days.Pravoslavie.Ru
The “Blessed Heaven” Icon of the Mother of God is on the iconostasis of the Moscow Archangel cathedral in the Kremlin. Previously, this icon was at Smolensk and brought to Moscow by Sophia, daughter of the Lithuanian prince Vitovt, when she became the wife of Prince Basil of Moscow (1389-1425).

On the icon, the Mother of God is depicted in full stature, with a scepter in Her right hand. On Her left arm is the Divine Infant, and both of them are crowned. Certain people also call this icon of the Mother of God “What Shall we call Thee?”

This icon is also commemorated on the Sunday of All Saints.

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