Pope Sending Revered Icon Back to Russia
- Pope Sending Revered Icon Back to Russia
This was the icon with gold riza and emeralds, displayed at the NY
Wold's Fair in 1964 and which the OCA had a fund raising campaign to
purchase it. Alas, not enough funds were raised and it was purchased by
a Catholic group. www.pravoslavie.ru ascertained that this was NOT the
miraculous original from Moscow (which had been stolen in 1904 )NOR its
wonderworking replica from SPb (see
Regardless of its origin, the Vatican copy is beautiful and thank God
another holy relic is returning Home!
I don't think it was mentioned on this list, but I just saw that Fr
Dmitry (Dudko) passed away.