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Panagia Portaitissa

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== Commissioned Versions ===== The Moscow Version ===
In 1648, [[Patriarch of Moscow|Patriarch]] [[Patriarch Nikon|Nikon of Moscow]], while he was still [[Archimandrite]] of [[Novospassky Monastery]], commissioned an exact copy of the Iviron icon to be made and sent to Russia. Almost immediately upon its arrival on [[October 13]], the icon was glorified with numerous miracles attributed to it by the faithful. The [[Iverskaya Chapel]] was built in 1669 to enshrine the icon next to the Kremlin walls in Moscow. The chapel was the main entrance to Red Square and traditionally everyone, from the Tsar down to the lowest peasant would stop there tovenerate the icon before entering the square. After the [[Bolshevik Revolution]] of 1917, the chapel was destroyed by the Communists and the fate of the icon is unknown to this day.
=== The Montreal Version ===
The [[Myrrh]]-streaming icon from Montreal in Canada is another newer version of the famous Portaitissa <ref>[ Brother Jose Muñoz Cortez, Guardian of the Hawaiian Myrrh-Streaming Icon of the Mother of God]</ref>. For the fifteen years (1982-1997), as myrrh continued to flow from the Icon, [[Brother Jose Muñoz-Cortes]] devoted himself to its care, accompanying it on numerous trips to parishes all over the United States and Canada, to South America, Australia, and Europe. A new Copy of the Montreal Myrrh-Streaming Iveron Icon began streaming Myrrh at the Russian Orthodox Church in Hawaii in 2007.<ref>[ The Myrrh-Streaming Icons of Hawaii]</ref> Several [[feast day]]s during the [[liturgical year]] celebrate a few of these miracles.
== See also ==
*[ Chapel of Panagia Portaitissa of the Monastery of Iveron]
== Notes ==
== External links ==
===Feast Days===
*[ Icon of the Mother of God "Iveron" (February 12)] Orthodox [[icon]] and [[synaxarion]]
===Other sites===
*[ Chapel of Panagia Portaitissa of the Monastery of Iveron]
*[ The Hawaiian Myrrh-Streaming Iveron Icon of the Theotokos]
*[ Images of the Theotokos in Byzantine Iconography]
*[ Chapel where the icon is kept]
*[ Icons of the Mother of God]

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