Icon of the Mother of God the "Unfading Bloom"


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Commemorated on April 3

In this icon, the Most Holy Theotokos holds Her Divine Son upon Her right arm. In Her left hand is a bouquet of white lilies. This bouquet symbolically signifies the unfading flower of virginity and spotlessness of the All-Pure Virgin, Whom the Church hymns: “Thou art the Root of virginity and the Unfading Blossom of purity.”

Copies of this icon were glorified at Moscow, Voronezh, and other places throughout Russia.

By permission of the Orthodox Church in America (www.oca.org)