MOTHER OF GOD "GLYKOPHILOUSA"
OF THE PHILOTHEOU MONASTERY
OF MOUNT ATHOS
March 27 / Monday of Bright Week
Like the Panagia Portaitissa is one of the icons saved from the Iconoclastic Controversy and brought miraculously to Athos. It was the property of Victoria, the devout wife of the iconoclast senator Symeon, who, in order to have to hand it over, threw it into the sea. The icon, floating upright on the waves, reached the port of the Monastery of Philotheou, where it was received with great honour and rejoicing by the Abbot and fathers of the Monastery, who had been warned of its advent by a revelation of the Theotokos. At the point on the shore where they placed the icon, holy water gushed out. There each year on the Monday of the Bright Week, there is a procession and blessing with holy water.
Source : Panagia Glykophilousa : Orthodox Wiki
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