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Card size 6 x 4 inches of Appearance of the Light-Painted image of the Most Holy Theotokos on Mount Athos in the Russian Saint Panteleimon Monastery (1903) from St. Panteleimon Monastery, Mt. Athos.


Consecrated on the saint's relics:


St. Siluouan the Athonite

St. John of Kronstadt

St. Seraphim of Sarov

St. John the Russian

St. John the Baptist

St. Andrew the apostle

St. Panteleimon

St. Modesto

St. Kir the Martyr of Alexandria

St. John the Martyr of Alexandria

St. Sampson the Hospitable

St. Mocios of Amphipolis

St. Thalilaeus of Cilicia

St. Tryphon the Martyr of Nicaea

St. Anikita ( Anicetus ) the Martyr of Nicomedia

St. Diomedes the Martyr of Nicaea

St. Hermolaus the Martyr of Nicomedia

St. Cosmas the Martyr of Rome

St. Damian the Martyr of Rome

St. Euthymius the New Martyr of Mount Athos

St. Isaac the Confessor the founder of the Dalmatian Monastery

St. Kirik the Martyr

St. Eustratius the Martyr

St. Auxentius the Martyr

St. Eugeniy the Martyr

St. Mardarius the Martyr

St. Orestus the Martyr

St. Nikolay the Miracle Worker

St. John the Merciful

St. Mammes ( Mamant) of Caesarea

The Three Hierarchs St. Basil the Great

St. Gregory the Theologian

St. John Chrysostom

St. George the Victorious the Great Martyr

St. Euthymius, St. Akakious, St. Ignatius the New Martyrs of Athos

St. Aristocly of Moscow

St. Luke the Apostle


About the miracle:



On August 21 / September 3, 1903, during the distribution of alms to poor monks at the Great Monastery Gate of the Holy Panteleimon Monastery, the monk Gabriel took a photo and when he showed it in a black and white photo, to his great surprise, saw the image of the Mother of God, who humbly received the blessed bread.

Monastic archives testify that in the period from the end of the 19th century to the beginning of the 20th century, Russian monks gave alms to the needy on a weekly basis. Weekly from two southern Russian ports of Odessa and Taganrog, where the Athos St. Panteleimon Monastery was, came to the Athos pier large and small ships with food and vital materials. They were intended for 3,000 inhabitants of the St. Panteleimon Monastery and 4,000 Russian-speaking brothers who struggled in various sketes, cells, kallies and gorges of the Holy Mountain.

At the Great Gate of the monastery a crowd of poor monks and pious pilgrims gathered. Preserved data shows that about 600-800 people received from the hands of monks grain cakes - tufts. On most days, drunk and obedient people began to come to the monastery gates for alms. August 14, 1903 in the monastery received a letter, which expressed dissatisfaction with the "useless" and "harmful", in his opinion, alms. The Supreme Holy Office of the Holy Mountain required the Holy Office of the Holy Panteleimon Monastery to abolish the distribution of alms and to find a more acceptable and non-seductive form of assistance. In the message, in particular, it was said: "Giving alms to the poor only then is pleasant and amiable to God when served in the mind - people who are worthy of charity and who need it. Given to people who are unworthy of begging alms and who are only counting on this visit, and for this reason they also live here, then such a charity giving becomes the cause of harm. "

On August 21, 1903, exactly one week after receiving the s letter, the monks of the Russian monastery decided to observe the tradition for the last time and give alms, and only afterwards to read the contents of the letter from to those present. At this time, as usual, hundreds of needy and wandering people gathered around the main ports in anticipation of charity. During the distribution of the tufts, the hieromonk Gabriel took a photograph, in which the image of the Mother of God appeared, submissively receiving along with other petitioners alms. Looking at the unusual picture, the monks immediately remembered the story of the monk Sebastian, who heard from the porters " "a hermit saw a woman several times at distribution." Some of the ascetics, who also saw the Wondrous Virgin among wretched monks and beggars, wanted to tell the gatekeeper about this, but nobody saw her on the very day of photographing.

The Virgin constantly traded for those who are struggling in their earthly lot. At the behest of the Queen of Heaven, the monastery continued to satisfy the needs of the poor brethren: meals were organized for the poor in the monastery, and the cellar gave them food from the warehouse.


Appearance of the Light-Painted image of the Most Holy Theotokos on Mt. Athos

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