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Panagia Paramythea

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Wrong year - totally out of scope. Most probably is somewhere in 14th century.
The Vatopedi monastery acquired its name in the following manner. Near the monastery, the son of Emperor Theodosius the Great fell off a ship and into the sea. By miraculous intercession of the Theotokos and Virgin Mary, he was carried safely to shore unharmed and found sleeping in a bush, not far from the monastery. Thus the monastery is called Vatopedi ('''Vato''' + '''paidi''', derived from "Batos paidion", the '''bush of the child''').
The tradition tells us that on the icon, the original expression on the faces of the figures and the position of the bodies of Christ and the Blessed Virgin changed when the following strange miracle occurred, [[January 21]], 807:
:Pirates had secretly landed on the shore of the [[monastery]] and were hiding, waiting for the gates to open in the morning in order to launch an attack on the monastery of Vatopedi. The [[Abbot]], who had remained behind after the end of Matins in order to continue his prayer, heard these words from the icon of the Blessed Virgin: