Saturday, February 19, the Kursk Root Icon of the Mother of God
Church of St. Andrew Stratelates in St. Petersburg, FL. Parish
rector Archpriest Igor Chitikov served a moleben and akathist before
the wonderworking image, co-served by Eastern American Diocesan
secretary Archpriest Serge Lukianov, who was accompanying the Icon,
and parish Deacon Igor Tarasov.
Upon completion of the moleben, Fr. Serge delivered a sermon to the
gathered faithful on the travels and miracles of the Kursk Icon, and
reminded them about the heavenly and never-ceasing intercessions of
the Mother of God for us sinners, and presented the rector with a
copy of the Kursk Root Icon – a blessing from Metropolitan Hilarion,
First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad. A bountiful luncheon
was then offered in the parish hall.
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