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ICON OF MOTHER OF GOD OF BIALYNICHY

In 1882 researcher A. K. Kirkor wrote about Bialynichy: on the left bank of the river of Druts there is situated Bialynichy, famous for its miraculous icon of the Mother of God. Bialynichy became the similar place for the Belarussians as Chenstohowa is for the Polish and Ostraja Brama for the Lithuanians

During the soviet time the church, where the icon was placed, was closed and later destroyed. The miraculous icon was at first conveyed to the Art Museum in Mohilev, but then tracklessly disappeared during the evacuation of the museum treasures.

Till nowadays there remained few copies of the miraculous icon of the Mother of God of Bialynichy, some of them are also considered to be miraculous. There are as well modern copies of the icon, which testifies to renaissance of spirituality and the living cult of the icon in Belarus.

In Belarusian.

 

 

ICONS OF MOTHER OF GOD OF CHENSTOHOVA IN BELARUS

The miraculous icon of Mother of God of Chenstohova is known and revered by people not only in Poland. You can also meet icons of Mother of God of Chenstohova in numerous catholic and orthodox churches in Belarus, the majority of which are reverenced as miraculous.

The book acquaints with the history of cult and the peculiarities of Belarusian iconographic tradition of the worldwide known icon of Mother of God of Chenstohova.

In Belarusian.

 

 

ICON OF MOTHER OF GOD OF ZHYROVIVHY

Zhyrovichy is known almost to everybody in Belarus thanks to its miraculous icon of the Mother of God, which is situated in the church of an orthodox monastery.

The icon from Zhyrovivhy has its interesting history and is famous for its numerous miracles. Icon of Mother of God of Zhyrovivhy has been being reverenced till now by believers of different confessions. Numerous copies of the icon in catholic and orthodox churches in Belarus testify to the fact.

In Belarusian.

 

 

ICON OF MOTHER OF GOD OF STUDENTS

The icon of Mother of God of Students is revered in a special way in the cathedral of St. Francis Ksavery in Grodno. It was brought here from Rome in 17th century. Numerous donations of people, who received Gods grace, placed in the altar of the icon testify to its miracles. Near the altar one can see episodes from the history of the icon.

Iconographic prototype of the icon of Mother of God of Students is that of the Mother of God of Snow from the Roman basilica Santa Maria Maggiore, one of the most famous and ancient in Christian world.

The day of the Mother of God of Students is celebrated on August 5.

In Belarusian.

 

 

ICONS OF MOTHER OF GOD OF OSTRAYA BRAMA IN BELARUS

The icon of Mater Misericordiae (Mother of Mercy) from Ostraya Brama in Vilnius is well known to Belarussian believers. Every year pilgrimages from Belarus to Vilnius are organized on the occasion of its feast, which is celebrated on November 16.

One can find the icon of Mother of God of Ostraya Brama in numerous Belarusian catholic and orthodox churches.

Cardinal Kazimir Sviontek placed the image of the icon on his blazon and chose the words Mater Misericordiae as the motto of his Episcopal service.

In Belarusian.

 

 

CATHOLIC CHURCHES
Archdiocese of Minsk-Mohilev. Part II

This edition continues the series of books about Catholic churches in Belarus. The information is intended for everybody who is interested in the history of the Church and wants to get to know about the present-day condition of churches. The book acquaints the readers with the territorial and administrative structures of the Catholic Church in Belarus and their changes in different historical epochs. The material is intended also for specialists in the sphere of architecture, history and art.

The second part contains information about the deaneries of Niasvizh and Rubiazhevichi of the archdiocese of Minsk-Mohilev.

In the Belarusian language.

 

 
Ruslan Garodka
ICON OF THE MOTHER OF GOD OF JURAVICHI

The author of the book Icon of Mother of God of Juravichi Ruslan Garodka presents interesting information about the history of the icon, describes numerous miracles of Our Lady of Juravichi, venerated both by Catholic and by Orthodox inhabitants of Belarusian Palesse.

In the Belarusian language.
 

 
 

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