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Offline StGeorge

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She who is quick to hear icon
« on: November 04, 2009, 10:00:06 PM »
I notice on the calendar that next Monday is commemorated the icon She who is quick to hear.  I know that there is an icon of this title inside St. Tikhon's monastery church.  However, this icon seems to look quite different from the icon displayed online.  Are there two "She who is quick to hear" icons? 

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Re: She who is quick to hear icon
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2009, 10:49:43 PM »
The only one I'm familiar with is this one from Holy Transfiguration Monastery:

http://www.thehtm.org/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=27_49&products_id=150&osCsid=60d3feaf127cde9df8bb859d0a66822e

We have it at our church's bookstore.

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Re: She who is quick to hear icon
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2009, 12:51:51 AM »
I love this icon, as she is gesturing toward Christ.
« Last Edit: November 05, 2009, 12:52:09 AM by Alveus Lacuna »

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Re: She who is quick to hear icon
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2009, 01:33:28 AM »
"She who is quick to hear" is the translation of the Greek work "Gorgoepikoos".
The original Icon of "Panagia Gorgoepikoos" is in the Holy Monastery of Docheiariou on the Holy Mountain.
The Icon was in the Trapeza (refectory) of the monastery. In 1664, the monk Neilos worked in the trapeza and would  often pass by the Icon with a large lighted torch. One day he heard a voice coming from the Icon telling him not to pass by with his torch and leave smoke on her Icon, but he ignored it. He heard the voice again and ignored it, and as a correction, was struck blind. When the monks heard of this, they lit a lamp before the Icon which up to then had no lamp, and began incensing it daily since, being in the refectory, it was not usually incensed. The blind monk Neilos prayed for forgiveness in front of the Icon, when for a third time a voice was heard from it saying that after God, the monks should have recourse to her protection for she was "Gorgoepikoos" ("she who is quick to hear"), and with that Neilos' sight was restored.

I love this icon, as she is gesturing toward Christ.
This is a "Hodegetria" Icon. "Hodegetria" means "She who shows the way". In all Hodegetria Icons, the Theotokos points to Christ showing Him who is the Way.
« Last Edit: November 05, 2009, 01:36:30 AM by ozgeorge »
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Re: She who is quick to hear icon
« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2009, 01:42:51 AM »
This is a "Hodegetria" Icon. "Hodegetria" means "She who shows the way". In all Hodegetria Icons, the Theotokos points to Christ showing Him who is the Way.

Oh, OK!  Thanks for clearing that up.

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Re: She who is quick to hear icon
« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2018, 01:50:58 AM »
Does anyone know from where I can acquire the English Akathist to She Who is Quick to Hear please?

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Re: She who is quick to hear icon
« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2018, 09:21:25 AM »
Holy Transfiguration Monastery sells The Supplicatory Canon to Our Lady Quick to Hear.

https://www.bostonmonks.com/product_info.php/products_id/581