Mogilev held 2 religious processions dedicated to the 350th anniversary of Barkolabovskaya Blessed Virgin Icon, - the correspondent of the site was told at the department on religions and nationalities of Mogilev regional executive committee.
By July, 26, Barkolabovskaya Blessed Virgin Icon will have been residing in Bykhov, Mogilev region, for 350 years. St. Ascension nunnery of Barkolabovo has been restored. On behalf of this re-markable event for all orthodox believers Divine liturgy will be held on July, 24, 9 a.m., at St. Troitsky Cathedral of Bykhov.
This sacred image is considered to be on of the most honourable images of the Blessed Virgin in East Belarus. The icon is one of the outstanding masterpieces of Belarusian school of iconography, at the same time it preserves significant features of its ancient Byzantine preimage. Studies reveal that the icon was created in late 16th – early 17th cc. in central part of Belarus (probably – in Slutsk).