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October 14 holiday Protection Mother of God

October 14 2005

The holiday is set to commemorate the miraculous appearance of Our Lady of Blachernae Church of Constantinople in the X century.

During the vigil the blessed Andrew, along with his disciple Epiphanius, raising his eyes to heaven, saw the marches on the air to the Blessed Virgin, surrounded by a host of angels and saints.

Our Lady continued praying, and then took off with his head covered (cover omophorion) and spread it over praying in church, mark those fed the Christian world through her prayers protection from enemies visible and invisible.

In memory of the event celebration of the Holy Virgin Russian Orthodox Church established in the XII century. This happened thanks to the efforts of St. Prince Alexander Bogolyubsky, son of Yuri Dolgoruky. Record it is contained in the prologue of the XII century. In 1165 near the city of Vladimir was built by the world-famous ancient architecture - the Church of the Intercession on the Nerl. Another famous cathedral in honor of the Protection of the Mother of God (St. Basil's Cathedral) is located in downtown Moscow, on Red Square. Construction of which is associated with a campaign of Tsar Ivan IV the Terrible in Kazan in 1552. On the feast of the Protection of Russian forces won a decisive victory over the Tartars.

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