The Mother of God of the Sign: Protector of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad
KURSK ROOT ICON OF THE MOTHER OF GOD OF THE SIGN
The beloved icon of the Russian diaspora, a blessing to the Orthodox faithful around the world. Across the centuries this icon has quelled armies and stilled destructive passions. Countless people who have venerated this icon have been healed through the prayers of the Mother of God on their behalf to her divine Son.
On 4 April, 205, Saint Patrick Mission has the great blessing of greeting this miracle-working icon and of celebrating the Palm Sunday Vigil in its grace-filled presence
WHY IS THIS GRANTED TO ME, THAT THE MOTHER OF MY LORD SHOULD VISIT ME? (Luke 1:43)
"Come ye faithful, let us radiantly celebrate the wondrous appearance of the most precious Image of the Mother of God, and drawing grace therefrom, let us cry out with compunction: Rejoice, O Mother of God, Blessed Mary, Mother of God!"
(- Kontakion Tone 6)