Iconography and Hand painted icons

Mother of God “Quick to Hear” and the Robe of the Lord

ΠΑΝΑΓΙΑ ΓΟΡΓΟΥΠΗΚΟΟΣ-Mother of God Quick to Hear-Skoroposlushnica_82_111

Mother of God “Quick to Hear”

Commemoration of the apparition of the Pillar with the Robe of the Lord under it at Mtskheta in Georgia(Светицховели- სვეტიცხოველი )

St. Sidonia of Georgia(1th century)

St. Sidonia and Abiatar of Georgia (4th century)

Equal of the Apostles, Emperor of Georgia, Mirian

Equal of the Apostles, Empress of Georgia, Nana

Commemorated on October 1/14


“The Saints grieve to see people living on earth and not knowing that if they were to love one another the world would know freedom from sin; and where sin is absent there is joy and gladness of the Holy Spirit. The Saints in heaven though the Holy Spirit behold the glory of God and the beauty of the Lord’s countenance. But in this same Holy Spirit they see our lives too, and our deeds. They know our sorrows and hear our burning prayers. When they were living on earth they learned of the love of God from the Holy Spirit; and he who knows love on earth takes it with him into eternal life, where love grows and becomes perfect. The souls of the Saints know the Lord and His goodness toward man, wherefore their spirits burn with love for the peoples. They were chosen by the Holy Spirit to pray for the whole world.”

And we know of many an instance where the Saints come to our help the moment we call upon them. Thus it is evident that all heaven hears our prayers. 

-St Silouan the Athonite



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