Uspenski Cathedral gets stolen icon back after Restoration

The fitting together of the icon and its wooden frame was ultimately one of the most important details in the conservation work.    Photo: PENTTI VÄNSKÄ

10.8.2011 The icon spent six months at the Valamo Monastery for conservation. Riikka Köngäs, Head conservator at the Valamo Monastery, burst into tears in the monastery’s main chapel when she had to say goodbye to her ”dear child”, the miraculous icon of the "Theotokos of Kozeltshan", depicting the Virgin Mary. Over the past six months, Köngäs has been ...

Orthodox Christians are moved to tears over homecoming of Stolen Icon

By Pipsa Palttala 16.2.2011 The recovery of the valuable painting is regarded as a miracle The congregation breaks into a sigh when a precious icon, browned and dirtied with soil, is brought into the room. The staff of the Helsinki Orthodox Church have last seen the "Theotokos of Kozeltshan" icon, depicting the Virgin Mary, in the summer of ...