The Icon of the Nevskaya Mother of God

The Icon of the Nevskaya Mother of God

Quick to Hear

Category: History
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Format
Paperback, 96 pages
Published
22 Nov 2010
ISBN
9780884651857
Status
Active
Dimensions
7 in x 5 in
Weight
3 grams
Edition
1

— About the Book —

This small but expansive work is a window into churchly culture as the reader is drawn into the journey of the Mt. Athos Icon of the Mother of God "Quick to Hear" to Russia in 1877. Through God's grace a new and distinct icon emerged, now recognised as the Nevskaya Icon of the Mother of God "Quick to Hear." This God protected icon survived both a fire and the destruction of churches under communism. In 1958 it was moved to the St Alexander Nevsky Lavra in St. Petersburg.  Many Orthodox believers attribute the saving of Leningrad from Nazi’s to this icon. This book will inspire the reader with stories of the help and consolation given through it to faithful from all walks of life: farmers, merchants, homemakers, soldiers, dukes, and duchesses; including the much loved St Elizabeth the New Martyr.

— Author Biography —

Archpriest Gennady Belovlov is the the Museum Director for the Memorial Apartment of St. John of Kronstadt in St. Petersburg and pastor of the Church of the Holy Apostle and Evangelist John the Theologian. 

— Contents —

Foreword 
The Translation of the Icon of the Nevskaya
Mother of God “Quick to Hear” to St. Petersburg 
The Chapel of Sts. Nicholas and Alexander 
The Glorification of the Icon
“Quick to Hear” in St. Petersburg 
The Grand Duke Sergius Alexandrovich,
Honorary Warden of the Myra-Lycia Chapel 
Hieromonk George, Man of Prayer of the
Mother of God “Quick to Hear” 
The Building of the Church of Sts. Nicholas and
Alexander—The Bari Dependency in Petrograd 
The Consecration of the Church of
Sts. Nicholas and Alexander 
Hieromonk Neophyt, the New Rector of
the Church of Sts. Nicholas and Alexander 
The Royal Martyrs, Venerators of the
Mother of God “Quick to Hear” 
Grand Duchess Elizabeth and the Icon
of the Mother of God “Quick to Hear” 
Archpriest Vladimir Shamonin—Servant
of the Mother of God “Quick to Hear” 
The Church is Closed and Destroyed 
Protectress During the Siege 
The Alexander Nevsky Lavra, Home of the
Icon of the Mother of God “Quick to Hear” 
The first moleben is served at the former site
of the church of Sts. Nicholas and Alexander 
“. . . to name her the ‘Nevskaya Quick to Hear’” 
Endnotes 
Bibliography and Related Literature 

— Back Cover —

The icon of the Mother of God “Quick to Hear” is widely venerated throughout the Orthodox world. A copy of the icon was brought from Mount Athos to Russia in 1877. This God protected icon survived both a fire and the destruction of churches under communism. In 1958 it was moved to its current resting place at the St Alexander Nevsky Lavra in St. Petersburg.

This book offers a short history of its place in the life of the Russian Orthodox Church and recounts some of the miracles associated with its veneration. It will inspire the reader with stories of the help and consolation given through it to faithful from all walks of life: farmers, merchants, homemakers, soldiers, dukes, and duchesses; including the much loved St Elizabeth the New Martyr. Today, as always, the Mother of God continues to console, help and strengthen those who petition her help through the veneration of the Nevskaya icon “Quick to Hear”.