Monday, September 15, 2003

Seven Sorrows of Our Lady
Happy feast day, traditional Roman Catholic readers. I got this from Chuck Sampair's automated e-mails, from the 1913 Catholic Encyclopedia: 'To the oriental churches these feasts are unknown'. Not quite: the Russians adopted from Poland an image of the Mother of God with seven swords pointing to her not-visible heart and named it the 'Softener of Evil Hearts' (Умягчение Злых Сердец) or 'of the seven swords' (Семистрельная). Молитвы и Акафист.

Магазин ‘Софрино’
The official shop of the Church of Russia for books and icons.

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