Theotokos of Tikhvin

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The '''Theotokos of Tikhvin''' ('''''Tikhvinskaya''''') is one of the most celebrated and beautiful wonderworking [[icon]]s of the Mother of God (''[[Theotokos]]'').  Traditionally, it is said to be one of the icons written by St. [[Apostle Luke|Luke the Evangelist]].  The appearance of the icon is celebrated on [[June 26]].
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The icon has a long history.  During the Soviet oppression of the [[Church of Russia|Russian Orthodox Church]], the icon was brought to the United States for safekeeping.  In 2004, it was transferred back to Russia to return to its home village of Tikhvin.
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==Hymns==
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[[Troparion]] (Tone 4)
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:Today, like the eternal sun,
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:Your Icon appears in the sky, O Theotokos.
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:With rays of mercy it enlightens the world.
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:This land accepts the heavenly gift from above,
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:Honoring You as the Mother of God.
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:We praise Christ our Lord who was born of You.
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:Pray to Him, O Queen and sovereign virgin
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:That all Christian cities and lands be guarded in safety,
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:And that He save those who kneel to His divine, and Your holy image, O unwedded bride.
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[[Kontakion]] (Tone 8)
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:O people, let us come to the Virgin Queen and Mother, giving thanks to Christ God.
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:Let us fall before her miraculous image, and let us cry:
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:O sovereign Mary, your glorious image now inhabits this land.
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:Save all the Christians of this world, showing us the heavenly life.
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:To You we faithfully cry: Rejoice, O Virgin, the salvation of the world!
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==See also==
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*[[John (Garklavs) of Chicago]]
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*[[Theotokos of Vladimir]]
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*[[Icons of the Theotokos]]
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==External Links==
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===History of the Icon===
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*[http://ocafs.oca.org/FeastSaintsViewer.asp?FSID=101821 OCA Feasts and Saints Page]
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*[http://members.tripod.com/~shtyetz_john/tikhvin-icon.html The "Tikhvin" Icon of the Mother of God, 26 June/9 July]
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===In the News===
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*[http://www.mirabilis.ca/archives/001564.html Tikhvin Icon Returning to Russia]
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*[http://www.mirabilis.ca/archives/001913.html Tikhvin Icon New Home]
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[[Category:About Icons]]
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[[Category:Icons of the Theotokos]]
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[[Category:Theotokonymia]]
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