Icon of the Mother of God of Smolensk "the Sweet-Kissing"
Commemorated on March 19
The Smolensk “Tenderness” Icon of the Mother of God manifested itself in 1103 in Smolensk, Russia. There is another Smolensk “Tenderness” Icon from the vicinity of Okopa (south of Smolensk). This icon was in the encampment of the Russian armies that restrained the Polish invaders from destroying Smolensk for twenty months during the early 17th century.
By permission of the Orthodox Church in America (www.oca.org)