The cover of the Blessed Virgin Mary (14/10)

The great feast of the Russian Orthodox Church - the Intercession of Our Most Holy Lady Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary is celebrated annually on October 14 according to the new style (October 1 - according to the old one).

This is the main autumn holiday, the history of which dates back to 910, the period when the Byzantine Empire was at war with the Saracens. On this day in Constantinople (to which the Muslims had already come close), in the Blachernae Church, where the robe of the Mother of God was kept, during the service, the holy fool Andrew and his disciple Epiphanius saw the Mother of God hovering in the air, which spread her wide white veil over the worshipers - the cover.

... On Sunday, during the All-Night Vigil, when the church was overflowing with worshipers, Saint Andrew, a fool for Christ, at four o'clock in the morning, raising his eyes to heaven, saw Our Most Holy Lady Theotokos walking through the air, illuminated by heavenly light and surrounded by angels and host of saints. The Holy Baptist of the Lord John and the holy Apostle John the Theologian accompanied the Queen of Heaven.