SERVICE ON THE DAY OF MEMORY OF THE VLADIMIR-TITHING ICON OF THE MOTHER OF GOD

29 April 2022

On April 29, 2022, Friday of Bright Week, with the blessing of His Grace Gideon Bishop Makarovsky, abbot of the Tithe Monastery of the Nativity of the Most Holy Theotokos, on the day of commemoration of the “Vladimir Tithe” Icon of the Mother of God, a solemn divine service was performed in the monastery by the brethren in holy dignity.

After the reading of the Holy Gospel, a solemn prayer was erected for peace in Ukraine and for the unity of the Orthodox Church.

At the end of the service, a procession was performed

The legend of the miraculous icon of the Mother of God of Vladimir-Tithing

The icon of the Most Holy Theotokos of Vladimir - Tithes was painted in 1998 in the United States of America in the city of Berkeley (Berkeley) by the artist and teacher of icon painting Alexander Kharon. Alexander received a blessing for painting icons from his spiritual father, hegumen Andrey (Mashkov) in 1978. At first, the icon was used as a model for students in icon painting.

In 2000, in the city of San Francisco, a large group of American Christians, studying at an icon painting school, where this icon of the Mother of God was a model, transferred to the Orthodox Church, forming a community in honor of the Synaxis Of The Most Holy Theotokos.

In 2004, at the Theological Institute of State Technical University in Berkeley, the icon was exhibited for prayer and worship, as well as an example of icon painting. In 2005, the icon of the Mother of God was in the Greek Church of the Holy Trinity in the city of San Francisco. After the icon arrived in Ukraine, it was in the St.In 2006, with the blessing of His Beatitude Metropolitan Vladimir of Kyiv and All Ukraine, an Easter service was celebrated on the site of the first cathedral church of the period of Kievan Rus - the Cathedral of the Most Holy Theotokos "Tithing", after which the icon was called "Tithing". The icon was transferred to the newly formed church. The day before, a tent was set up, the so-called tabernacle, in which the festive Easter service was celebrated.

Initially, it was planned to serve only one Paschal Liturgy, but realizing the importance of prayer at the site of the Tithes Cathedral, they decided to serve throughout the entire Bright Week, so they did not dismantle the temporary structure.

After the evening service on the eve of the feast of the Icon of the Mother of God “The Life-Giving Spring”, almost all the people dispersed, leaving a few parishioners to pray.

The clergy and parishioners of the temple stood on the street at the entrance to the temple, discussing the issue of the future fate of the tabernacle. Suddenly they saw that people were lying on the floor in the temple. The priests immediately entered the temple and began to revive the women, asking what had happened. As it turned out, they were a young girl and an older woman who had not known each other before this incident. They literally said in one voice that they had seen the Most Holy Theotokos herself!

In 2016, with the blessing of His Beatitude Metropolitan Onufry of Kyiv and All Ukraine, the brethren of the Tithes Monastery of the Nativity of the Most Holy Theotokos began preparing and collecting information for the glorification of the Tithes Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos.On December 29, 2016, at a meeting of the Holy Synod of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church chaired by His Beatitude Metropolitan Onuphry of Kyiv and All Ukraine — THEY HEARD: Information from His Beatitude Metropolitan Onuphry of Kyiv and All Ukraine on the establishment within the Kyiv diocese of the celebration in honor of the Icon of the Mother of God “Vladimirskaya-Tithing” on Bright Friday weeks.

RESOLVED:

1. Bless the establishment within the Kyiv diocese of the celebration in honor of the icon of the Mother of God "Vladimirskaya-Tithing" on Friday of Bright Week.

2. Approve the icon-painting image of the icon of the Mother of God "Vladimirskaya-Tithing".

3. Approve the submitted projects of the troparion, kontakion and prayer before the icon of the Mother of God "Vladimirskaya-Tithing".