Claremore Daily Progress

Religion

April 10, 2014

‘Wonder-working’ Kursk-Root icon presented at local parish

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CLAREMORE —

It was realized that the Theotokos preferred the place of its first miracle.
Tolbert said the icon was smuggled out of Russia in April of 1918 during the revolution, but was found several months later and returned to its original location. In 1920, it was taken from Russia and place in Holy Trinity Church in Belgrade, Yugoslavia. 
It is said, the Holy Image rendered great assistance when Belgrade was bombed during WWII. Bombs never fell on the homes of residents who visited the icon. 
Currently, the icon resides in the Cathedral in New York City and is now the most venerated icon in the Russian Orthodox Church.
St. Brigit Orthodox Church member Zoya R. said her emotions were high Friday after viewing the icon in person.
She said it was something special knowing the miraculous history and healings associated with the icon.
Saint Brigit’s is the only Orthodox Church within the boundaries of the Cherokee Nation.
For more information on the parish, call 9810360-4378 or visit saintbrigit.org.

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