The miraculous icon of the Panagia Gerontissa, venerated in the Pantokratoros monastery on Mount Athos, Greece.
The pilgrimage church of the Panagia Evangelistria on the Greek island Tinos.
I want to wish all Orthodox followers of this blog a happy and blessed Easter: Χριστός ἀνέστη! Ἀληθῶς ἀνέστη! Christ is Risen! Truly, He is Risen!
Panagia Axion Estin, or It is Truly Meet, is the name given to the icon of Mary before which, according to tradition, the hymn of Axion Estin was revealed.
The original icon still stands on the high altar of the main church on Mount Athos, Greece.
The Iveron icon of the Mother of God Vratarnitsa (Dmitri Belyukin, 1997).
Due to a storm I was stuck on the Greek island Samos yesterday. This meant I could take part in the Orthodox Easter celebrations there, a truly amazing experience.
I also visited the cave shrine of the Panagia Spiliani, where I took the above photo.
The Mother of God Galaktotrophousa, an engraving by Gabriel of Skopelos, Mount Athos, 1871.