Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Our Lady of Smolensk

The Virgin of Smolensk Hodegetria

Hodegetria, literally means: "She who shows the way." The Virgin of Smolensk is the patroness of icon-painters; liturgically she is commemorated in Russia on July 28.

Please pray for me, kind Virgin, as I would like to one day learn the art of icon writing, the prayer in layers on wood. I love icons and I also am being drawn to Russia, so now I'm finding, reading, seeing things on Russia all the time, every day almost! Magadan is where my heart longs to go at the present time, so I am praying about that, too.

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