Saturday, September 02, 2006

The Virgin "Fertility of crops"



It was 1890 when the head of the women monastery sent a totally new icon of the Virgin to a monk Amvrosy. The Virgin is depicted sitting on the clouds, her hands are raised in a blessed move. At the bottom of the icon is fields where among flowers and other plants are sheaves of crops. The Blessed Virgin is depicted in a Opanta pose and the field with the sheaves of crops were drawn upon Amvrosy’s request. He gave this important icon a name “Fertility of crops” which means that the Virgin helps people to obtain bread. The monk Amvrosy asked to celebrate of the icon “The Virgin “Fertility of crops”” on October 28th.