19th August : Our Lady Of The Don

Our Lady Of The Don

Country : Russia

Year : 1380

A famous icon painted in the latter part of the fourteenth century by a Greek, Theophanes of Novogorod, who had assimilated Russian iconographical traditions, is titled Our Lady of the Don.  It is double-sided, having the Assumption on the back.

Now we find it in the Tretiakov Gallery in Moscow.  A feast of Our Lady of the Don was observed on August 19, in thanksgiving for victory over the Tartars at Kulikovo Pole, in 1380, and the capture from them of Kazan in 1552.

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