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Title: What's the name of this icon?
Post by: Michał on July 20, 2009, 06:23:39 PM
What is the name of the icon of the Most Holy Theotokos, present on the icon of St. Seraphim (or Nicholas) of Zagorov?

(http://sklep.cerkiew.pl/images/ikony/Papierowe/swmn_wyzn_serafin_zahorowa.jpg)
Title: Re: What's the name of this icon?
Post by: LBK on July 20, 2009, 07:30:18 PM
The icon of the Mother of God in the icon of Venerable Seraphim (not Nicholas) of Zagorov is known as Searcher of the Lost.
Title: Re: What's the name of this icon?
Post by: Irish Hermit on July 20, 2009, 07:52:21 PM
Mother of God - Searcher for the Lost

http://www.kazanmonastery.org/searcher.htm

Revered since the 18th century, a peasant lost his way during a heavy snowstorm and stopped his sled on the edge of an impassable ravine.  As the weather worsened, the man began to freeze, offering a prayer to the Mother of God.  He promised to make an image – Searcher for the Lost, and donate it to his parish church if he should survive his ordeal.  The peasant laid down on his sled to get warm and eventually fell asleep.

In response to his prayer, a peasant in a neighboring village heard someone say “Take it” under his window.  He went to the street and saw a horse pulling a sled with his friend on it.  He brought his half frozen friend into his house to care for him.  Fedot Obukhov did survive his ordeal and kept his promise to the Mother of God, installing her icon Searcher for the Lost in the village church of Bor.  Since then, the icon has continued to shower forth many miracles for the faithful.
(http://www.kazanmonastery.org/images/MotherOfGod2.jpg)
Title: Re: What's the name of this icon?
Post by: Michał on July 21, 2009, 06:08:22 AM
Thank you for your answears. :)
Title: Re: What's the name of this icon?
Post by: Seraphim1983 on August 17, 2009, 08:55:20 PM
Does anyone have more information about this St. Seraphim. I know he's counted among the new martyrs/confessors of Russia. But there are like 4 or 5 Seraphims who fit that discription.
Title: Re: What's the name of this icon?
Post by: Michał on August 18, 2009, 05:03:22 AM
Does anyone have more information about this St. Seraphim. I know he's counted among the new martyrs/confessors of Russia.

He is counted as a confessor. Here is his brief biography in Polish: http://sklep.cerkiew.pl/product_info.php?products_id=1513 (and here's a Polish-English on-line translator: http://www.poltran.com). Here is a photograph of his grave in Przemyśl (Pzhemythl), Poland:

(http://www.monasterujkowice.pl/photo/2006-08-serafin/zdjecie_15.jpg)

The monk on the photo is Fr Seraphim of Ujkowice (Uykovitse) Monastery. The monks of Ujkowice wanted to get St. Seraphim's relics transported form Przemyśl to their monastery (only 10 kilometers away) but the local authorities didn't give a permission.