Christmas Monastery, Orlando, Florida
July 9, (June 26 rev. Julian calendar)
Matushka Carol speaks on Bringing a Banner of Healing and Help through Music and the Arts and discussing her journey and the sacred ikon of Our Lady of Tikhvin.
Matushka Carol had the encounter with this grace driven work of sacred and holy art at age 12. The Icon of Our Lady of Tikhvin was in the safe keeping of Archbishop John Garklavs of Chicago in the United States and this man of God brought the holy image to Matushka Carol’s church in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
Notes from her audio talk to be presented July 9.
In the fifth century, this icon was transferred from Jerusalem to Constantinople, where the Blachernae church was built for it. In the year 1383, seventy years before the taking of Constantinople by the Turks, the icon disappeared, and in a brightly beaming light it appeared over Lake Ladoga within the boundaries of Novgorod the Great.
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (March 18/6 – June 21/8 1908 was a great Russian composer. As a young man, Nika grew up in the Tikhvin area. The drama of East – West History came to his birth place, when the Mother of God Ikon, written initially by the hand of the Apostle Luke the Evangelist, disappeared from Constantaniple in 1383 and appeared over Lake Ladoga in the Republic of the Karelia in Northwest Russia outside of St. Petersburg, Russia. This connection of the appearance of the Mother God in the birthplace of Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov colored and directed his life long work and his dedication to God and Country.