Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Panagia Ierosolimitissa

To those whom I gave prayer cards to during the past two weeks, if you were unable to read the (modern) Greek at the back, I have received a translation from Maria of the Greek consulate:

Panagia Ierosolimitissa (Theotokos of Jerusalem)

This is Gethsemane's Panagia, overlooking the empty tomb of the Most Holy Theotokos, blessing the numerous pilgrims to the Holy Land of Jerusalem. Today's small underground tomb is situated at Gethsemane, next to the Mount of Olives where the Saviour often prayed with His disciples. It was there that the Apostles gathered and buried the most-pure body of the Mother of God. Her icon remains there as an endless spring of blessings for all the Christians, celebrated (or venerated) by the name 'Panagia Ierosolimitissa'.

I hope this helps.


Blogger Mimi said...


Wed Nov 22, 02:21:00 am 2006  
Blogger Francis said...

Can I get one too? =P

Wed Nov 22, 11:45:00 am 2006  
Blogger Eric John said...

That's one of my favorite icons. The Church of the Dormition is a really interesting and beautiful church. There are what seem like hundreds of oil lamps hanging from the ceiling. I only got to spend a couple minutes inside, but it made an impression and I want to go back.

Sun Nov 26, 02:37:00 am 2006  

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