In the city of Ephesus (lat. Ephesus), an icon of the Mother of God, painted by the holy evangelist Luke, was kept.
In 988, on October 9 (according to the old style), a copy of this icon was brought from Korsun to Kiev by the holy Equal-to-the-Apostles Prince Vladimir and received the name of the Korsun icon.
Later, this icon was transferred to Novgorod, and from Novgorod to Moscow, to the Kremlin Assumption Cathedral. Another similar image of the Mother of God was brought from Greece to Russia in 1162 by St. Euphrosyne of Polotsk.