Icon "Albazinskaia"

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  • date of celebration: March, 22
  • dates of painting/glorification: 17th century
  • invocation: For those who are expecting a child and during mogitocia
  • country: Russia
  • region: Amurskaia
  • city (district): Blagovetschensk
  • eparchy: Blagovetschenskaia
  • place: Blagovetschensk
  • address: ANNUNCIATION CATHEDRAL Blagovetschensk, Reiolochny Street, 15 Working hours: 08:00 – 19:00, closed on Mondays
  • тел.: +7 (4162) 33-16-24
  • http://blag-sobor.ru/
  • position: 50.261279, 127.51343

Description

The Albazinskaia icon of Mother of God “The Word Was Made Flesh”, a great sacrament of the Amur River region, was named after the name of Russian fortress of Albazin (now the village of Albazino) on the Amur River, founded by Ataman Erophey Khabarov, a famous Russian explorer, in 1650.
The fortress of Albazin, threateningly towering over the Amur river, had been hated by the Chinese emperor and his commanders, who were planning to invade the whole territory of Russian Siberia. On March, 24, 1652, the day before Annunciation, the first military clash between the Russians and Chinese took place in the Amur region. Thanks to prayers for Most Holy Virgin, the pagans were defeated and retreated. That victory became the blessed auspice for Russian people.

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