Celebrating in honor of the icon of the Mother of God of Theodorovskaya (29/08)

This Orthodox holiday is celebrated in honor of the icon of the Mother of God Feodorovskaya (Kostroma). It is believed that it was written by the Evangelist Luke.

The icon received its name from Grand Duke Yaroslav Vsevolodovich, father of Alexander Nevsky, who bore the name Theodore in holy baptism. According to legend, it was found by his elder brother Yuri Vsevolodovich in a dilapidated wooden chapel near the ancient city of Gorodets (later the Gorodetsky Feodorovsky Monastery was built on this site).

Having become the Grand Duke of Vladimir after the death of his brother, Prince Yaroslav-Theodore in 1239 blessed his son Alexander, who remained from his brother, with the icon of Polotsk, Bryachislava.