The icon discovery"of the Virgin Mary and little Jesus Christ" was made after a devote, elderly woman phoned the monastery abbot to tell him about dream she had.
"The back of the sacred find reveals that it was placed in a temple where there was a fire because its one side is burnt. Two evergreen cypresses are depicted as well as they are symbol of eternity in Orthodoxy.
[Archimandrite] Sioniy believes that this icon was painted in the years when the place was an old monastery, which was destroyed in 1688 by Ottoman Turks after a local uprising against the Ottoman Empire was suppressed."
This newly discovered icon will be copied by icon writers. Hopefully it will be the source of renewal for the region.
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The Wondrous Bachkovo Icon
Religious Art in the Bulgarian Lands (PDF)
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