The Venerable Cyril and Maria, the parents of St. Sergius of Radonezh, present a model of pious living which is instructive and inspiring for monastics and laypeople alike. They are considered the patron saints of families. The monastery of Hotkovo, where their relics are venerated by thousands of pilgrims each year, celebrated its 700 year jubilee recently.
A portion of their relics may be found at the Hermitage of the Holy Cross.
Our Great God and Saviour Jesus Christ is depicted with His right hand raised in blessing. This is Christ as the Lord of All (Pantocrator) at the end of the...
This icon is sometimes called the Old Testament Trinity. It depicts the appearance to Abraham of three angels, understood by the Church as a representation of the Holy Trinity. Since...
The Mother of God of Kazan is one of the most venerated holy icons in the Russian Orthodox Church. The icon was discovered on July 8, 1579, underground in the...