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Korennaya Hermitage 2010

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On September 25th The Kursk Root Icon Returned to its Home roots at Korennaya Hermitage in Kursk Region of Russia. The Monastery had many workers getting the Cathedral of the Nativity of the Mother of God ready for the return visit of it's Icon at the end of the summer. This Church was rebuilt exactly like the one that the Soviet Union had destoryed. What a wonderful addition to the monastery! This next year the seven Holy Springs will be improved with better walkways and spring buildings. The Kursk Root Icon was found here in the roots of a tree by the lower river in 1295.

The head of the Kursk region Alexander Mikhailov met with Metropolitan Hilarion, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia. During the meeting the head of the ROCOR has confirmed that it is now in the travel schedule of the miraculous Kursk Root Icon of the Mother of God of the Sign "would include annual visits to Kursk".

In September 1991, His Holiness Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Alexy II has called the Kursk Root Hermitage the third spiritual center of Russia, along with the Trinity-Sergiev Lavra and Seraphimo-Diveevsky Monastery in the Nizhny Novgorod region.

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Kursk Root Icon Returns to Its Home Roots
Home Roots 9-23-2009

You can watch some videos about the return of the Kursk Root Icon to it's home roots and see the new Church. 2009 Korennaya Hermitage Kursk Root Icon Service in New Stone Church

Here are some other videos about the return visit of the Kursk Root Icon to its home roots at Korennaya Hermitage which is located in Svodoba Village in the Kursk Region of Russia. The Icon was found in 1295. The Kursk Root Icon will now be returning every summer.

September 12th 2009 the Kursk Root Icon returns to visit Russia. The Icon landed in Sheremetyevo Airport in Moscow and stayed there for a week and then returned where it had been found in the year of 1295. It has been in the USA under the protection of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia keeping safe from the old Soviet Union for the past 50 years.

On the 23rd of September 2009, the Kursk-Root Icon, the Kursk-Root Icon Arrives in Kursk, in the presence of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill and the delegation of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, arrived in Kursk, Russia. It was greeted by local clergy and government officials and a massive crowd of faithful. Following its arrival, a service was held in the center of the city atteneded by thousands of people. The festive and historic occasion left a deep impression on all who attended. A Kursk Root Icon Procession was done on 9-25-09 to it's home roots at the Korennaya Hermitage Monastery 30 km North of Kursk in the Sovodoba Village. The Icon Stayed here for a few exta days as the pilgrims turnout was very large and many stayed in line for many many hours even the ill to venerate the Holy Icon at its roots.

Nativity of the Mother of God Church Opens 9-23-2009

Korennaya Hermitage new Church Of the Nativity of the Mother of God 2009 Openning Service with the Return visit of the Kursk Root Icon 1295

The Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, Kirill sanctified the revived Cathedral of the Nativity of the Mother of God at the Men's Kursk Root Hermitage in the town of Svoboda (which means Freedom). The consecration of the temple, visiting the exhibition, which is devoted to the history of the monastery and the miracle-working Icon.

Patriarch Kirill's Sermon
on 24 September, 2009 after the consecration of the new Cathedral of The Nativity of The Mother of God at the Kursk-Root Hermitage.

The Deputy head of the regional government, Igor Pakhomov, announced that at the beginning of June the construction of the cathedral had been spent 97 million rubles. On the improvement of Svoboda Village and the cloister of the monks in recent years from various sources was drawn more than 600 million rubles.

The 97 million Russian rubles = 3.36687 million U.S. dollars
600 million Russian rubles = 20.82600 million U.S. dollars

History of Korennaya Hermitage Monastery from 1295 to 2010

Korennaya Monks Movie Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4
History of Korennaya Hermitage Monastery from 1295 to 2010. Russian Monk Seraphimn is speaking at the Korennaya Hermitage about dedicated monastics, monastic life, inhabitants of Korennaya Monastery, Discovering of the Kursk Root Icon, the miracles that happened in the Monastery, the invasion of the Tatars, and the modern life of the Monastery. Sorry, it is only available in Russian Language but even the pictures are worth of thousands of words.

ON Part 1 of 4

Special Kursk Root Icon Procession from the Kursk Znamensky Monastery to the Korennaya Hermitage Monastery in Svodoba Village North of Kursk Russia. Video in Russian Language only.

Kursk Root Icon Procession 9-25-2009: A picture tells a 1000 words. From the Voice of Russia

Kursk Icon: flv movie
Kursk Root Icon in Russia: 3gp movie
Kursk Root Icon Visit to Kursk Russia: 3pg movie

Traditional Kursk Root Procession Movie: starting from Kursk Sign Cathedral and going to Korennaya Hermitage.

Postcards In Honor of the Arrival of the Icon to Russia

Kursk, September 9. By order of the Kursk Post of Russia and with the blessing of the Archbishop Herman of Kursk and Rylsk there were produced labeled envelopes and postcards dedicated to the arrival of the Icon of the Mother of God "The Sign" in Kursk.

The envelope shows the Church of the Nativity of the Holy Theotokos in the Korennaya Hermitage (photo from the archives of the President of the Kursk regional public fund of the Orthodox tradition, socio-economic and cultural revival of "Aboriginal desert", the Secretary of the Political Council for Integrated revival of the Kursk Root Hermitage, Sergei Loktionov) and the inscription - "Coming of the Icon of the Mother of God "The Sign" of Kursk-Root on the grounds of It's Fatherland".

Colorful postcards depict the image of the miracleworking Icon "The Sign" and even the traditional religious procession in Kursk. The cards were made in Moscow with circulation of 500,000 copies.

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