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The "Unfading Bloom" Icon Of The Most Holy Theotokos

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On this icon the Most Holy Theotokos hold Her Divine Son upon Her left arm, and in Her right hand is a bouquet of lilies. This bouquet symbolically signifies the unfading flower of virginity and spotlessness of the All-Pure Virgin, Whom the Church hymns: "Thou art the Root of virginity and the Unfading Blossom of purity." Copies of this icon were glorified at Moscow, Voronezh, and other places in Russia.