Icon of the Mother of God of Sumorin Totma


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Commemorated on January 28

The Sumorin Totma Icon of the Mother of God was glorified by numerous healings at the Spaso-Sumorin Monastery in Russia. When the inhabitants of the city turned to Tsar Ivan the Terrible for permission to build a monastery in their city, the Archbishop Nicander bestowed upon St. Theodosius the building grant. The abbot of the Priluki Monastery blessed St. Theodosius with an Icon of the Mother of God for success at building the new monastery.

The icon thereafter received the name Sumorin Totma (Sumorin is the family name of St. Theodosius, and Totma is a city). After the death of the monk, the wonderworking icon was put in a case in front of the crypt of the saint at the Church of the Ascension at the monastery.

St. Theodosius has appeared to many of the sick, holding this icon in his hands.

By permission of the Orthodox Church in America (www.oca.org)