Commemorated on April 12
The Muromsk Icon
of the Mother of God was transferred to Murom from Kiev by the enlightener
of this remote region, the holy Nobleborn prince Constantine (+ 1129, Comm. 21
urged the pagans to accept Christianity, but they were stubborn and decided to
murder the prince. Having learned of this, the saint came out to the
conspirators with the Icon of the Mother of God. The grace, issuing forth from
Her Countenance, touched the hearts of the pagans. They changed their minds and
themselves began to ask that Baptism be made over them.
With this icon
Sainted Vasilii of Ryazan (Comm. 3 July) sailed on his mantle from Muron to
© 1996-2001 by translator Fr. S. Janos.