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Synaxis of the Kupyatich Icon of the Mother of God


Synaxis of the Kupyatich Icon of the Mother of God (Feast Day – November 15)

The Kupyatich Icon of the Mother of God appeared within the 12 months 1182 close to the village of Kupyatich within the space of the previous Pinsk district of the Minsk governance. The icon was discovered within the forest on a tree by the peasant woman Anna, a cattle herder. While guarding the flock, Anna noticed a light-weight within the forest. When she obtained near that mild, she noticed on a tree a medium cross with the picture of the Theotokos. Anna took that cross and introduced it house, then she returned to her flock. Again she noticed the identical cross on the identical tree. She took it, put the picture in her bosom, and as soon as once more introduced it house. When she wished to point out the cross to her father, she put her hand into her bosom, however the cross was not there. She instructed her father all the things; so she left together with her father, noticed the cross within the forest and carried it house. The subsequent day the cross was not in the home once more. They alarmed the entire village, and all of the villagers went and noticed the cross and commemorated it.

On the spot of the miraculous look of the icon, peasants constructed a church within the title of the Most Holy Theotokos, and positioned the icon inside it. After some years, Tatars burned the church. The icon was discovered a second time after a few years by a traveler named Joachim. Peasants transferred the cruciform-icon to the village church. Joachim remained on the church because the church attendant. Numerous miracles have been manifested from that miraculous cross with the picture of the Mother of God. At the start of the seventeenth century, the Kupyatich Monastery was constructed subsequent to the church. The Roman Catholics seized each on the finish of the century. Later on, Uniate monks lived there. Orthodox monks, after they deserted the monastery, took with them the holy icon of the Kupyatich Mother of God. They transferred the wonderworking icon to the Hagia Sophia Cathedra in Kiev.

The Kupyatich Icon is a small copper cross. On one facet of the cross the Mother of God is depicted with the Pre-eternal Infant, and on the opposite facet, the Crucifixion. 

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