Commemorated on June 18
The Icon of the
Mother of God of Bogoliubsk-Iur'evsk was given by the emperor Peter I to
the dignitary Boris Mironovich Baturin. In the second half of the XVIII Century
it belonged to the landowner Zagryazhsky, and in 1771 through prayers to the
wonderworking image a fierce plague was averted. By way of inheritance, in 1838
the icon came to the parish church of the village of Iur'ev, Borovsk district,
Kaluga gubernia, and it received the title Iur'evsk.
intervention of the Mother of God, in 1848 the Iur'ev parishioners were saved
from cholera, and in the years 1848-1853 through prayers before the
wonderworking image, the cholera stopped at Maloyaroslavl' and Borovsk. During
the time of this dread disease, a certain woman had died, but through the
grief-stricken prayers of her spouse before the Bogoliubsk Icon, she revived.
In commemoration of the miraculous help of the Mother of God at Borovsk and at
Maloyaroslavl', an annual church-procession is made with the wonderworking
There are known also
other copies of the wonderworking Bogoliubsk Icon of the Mother of God, made
famous in earlier times through the mercy of the Heavenly Queen. Among the
venerable copies of particular importance are the Tul'sk (1771), Kozlovsk
(1771), Tarussk (1848 and 1870), and Elatemsk (1771). It is significant, that
just as with the original of the Bogoliubsk Mother of God, so also its copies
are glorified by healings in times of terrible sickness, in particular plague
© 1996-2001 by translator Fr. S. Janos.