Pauca Verba is Latin for A Few Words.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Feast of the Vladimir Mother of God Icon ~ Feast May 21

It is truly meet
 to call thee blessed, the Theotokos, 
the ever blessed.
All immaculate and the Mother of our God.
More honorable than the cherubim
 and incomparably more glorious
than the seraphim, 
who without defilement
gave birth to God the word
true Theotokos we magnify thee.

Byzantine Liturgical Hymn


  1. There are several feast days associated with this icon. This particular day is celebrated to commemorate the deliverance of Moscow from an invasion of Tatars. August 26th is the most solemn of these feast days. There is great history behind this beautiful icon.

  2. This is my prayer:
    Dear Lord. I thank you for Fr. Stephen and all that he does to bring your Word to us and the love of the Blessed Virgin. I feel most moved when I read his reflections and teachings about the saints, the paintings and his beautiful prayers that he shares with us. I ask you to bless him in his vast ministry so that he will continue to enlighten us and spread your message of love and self reflection.

    1. Thank you for this kind prayer - I will sleep more comfortably and soundly tonight being remembered before the Lord.