The Icon will arrive at the Monastery at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, after which a Service of Thanksgiving will be celebrated for the intentions of those gathered. Vespers and Matins for the Departed will be celebrated at 4:00 p.m.
On the Saturday of Souls, October 25, the Hours and Divine Liturgy will begin at 7:40 a.m., followed by a Service of Thanksgiving and an Anointing Service.
The public is warmly invited to attend. Additional information on the visit may be found here.
The highly venerated icon depicts the Theotokos and Christ surrounded by nine prophets holding Old Testament scrolls: King Solomon, Daniel, Jeremiah, Elijah, Habakkuk, Gideon, Isaiah, Moses, and King David.
A detailed history of the Icon may be found here.