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[[Image:PanagiaPantanassa.jpg|thumb|right|Icon of Panagia Pantanassa of Mount Athos]]
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[[Image:PantanassaMystra.JPG|thumb|right|Ancient icon of '''Panagia Pantanassa of [[Mystras]]]]
  
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'''Panagia Pantanassa''' (Most-Holy Queen of All) is a miraculous [[icon]] of the Virgin Mary from the holy and great Monastery of [[Vatopedi Monastery (Athos)|Vatopedi]], [[Mount Athos]], Greece. The icon depicts the Theotokos enthroned and holding her [[Jesus Christ|son]].
  
== List of monasteries devoted to the name '''Pantanassa''' ==
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==History of the icon==
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The holy and miracle-working icon of the Virgin Mary was brought to the Vatopedi [[monastery]] by the blessed [[elder]] [[Joseph of Vatopedi|Joseph]] from [[New Skete (Athos)|Nea Skete]]. The first record of the icon's miraculous powers is from the witness of Elder Joseph. One day a young man from Cyprus went to visit and entered into the church. At that point, the elder witnessed a glowing light radiating from the face of the Theotokos and an invisible power pushed the young man down to the ground. When the young man had recovered from his fall, he began to repent and weep and confessed that he did not believe and was a participant in the black arts. He changed his life and became an Orthodox Christian.
  
* Mangrove Mountain, New South Wales (Australia) - http://orthodoxwiki.org/Monastery_of_Pantanassa_%28Mangrove_Mountain%2C_New_South_Wales%29
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This icon is also known for working many [[miracle]]s, especially healing people with cancer. There are many recent records of people who have been healed from cancer after participating in the [[Paraklesis|Supplicatory Canon]] to the Pantanassa at the monastery.
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There are many miracles also occurring in Russia, where two identical copies of the Vatopedi icon were sent at the request of the [[Patriarch]] of Moscow. <ref>[http://www.mlahanas.de/Greece/Regions/MonasteryOfVatopedi.html Monastery of Vatopedi]</ref> One of these copies is at the Church of All Saints in Krasnoe Selo of Moscow and the other copy was sent to the monastery of the Metamorphosis of Christ in Novospaski.
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==Monasteries==
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*Monastery of Panagia Pantanassa, [[Mystras]] of Laconia, Greece (historical)
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*[[Monastery of Pantanassa (Mangrove Mountain, New South Wales)]], Australia
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*Kranidi, 76km from Nafplio (Ermionida, Greece)
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==Churches==
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Churches dedicated to Panagia Pantanassa:
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*Athens, Greece
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*Patras, Greece, consecrated in 1859.
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*Chora, Folegandros island (Cyclades, Greece)
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*Seafront, Naxos island (Greece)
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==Reference==
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<references/>
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[[Category:Icons of the Theotokos]]
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[[Category:Theotokonymia]]
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[[Category:Monasteries]]

Latest revision as of 14:36, December 23, 2010

Icon of Panagia Pantanassa of Mount Athos
Ancient icon of Panagia Pantanassa of Mystras

Panagia Pantanassa (Most-Holy Queen of All) is a miraculous icon of the Virgin Mary from the holy and great Monastery of Vatopedi, Mount Athos, Greece. The icon depicts the Theotokos enthroned and holding her son.

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History of the icon

The holy and miracle-working icon of the Virgin Mary was brought to the Vatopedi monastery by the blessed elder Joseph from Nea Skete. The first record of the icon's miraculous powers is from the witness of Elder Joseph. One day a young man from Cyprus went to visit and entered into the church. At that point, the elder witnessed a glowing light radiating from the face of the Theotokos and an invisible power pushed the young man down to the ground. When the young man had recovered from his fall, he began to repent and weep and confessed that he did not believe and was a participant in the black arts. He changed his life and became an Orthodox Christian.

This icon is also known for working many miracles, especially healing people with cancer. There are many recent records of people who have been healed from cancer after participating in the Supplicatory Canon to the Pantanassa at the monastery.

There are many miracles also occurring in Russia, where two identical copies of the Vatopedi icon were sent at the request of the Patriarch of Moscow. [1] One of these copies is at the Church of All Saints in Krasnoe Selo of Moscow and the other copy was sent to the monastery of the Metamorphosis of Christ in Novospaski.

Monasteries

Churches

Churches dedicated to Panagia Pantanassa:

  • Athens, Greece
  • Patras, Greece, consecrated in 1859.
  • Chora, Folegandros island (Cyclades, Greece)
  • Seafront, Naxos island (Greece)

Reference

  1. Monastery of Vatopedi
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