One icon is collected, the whole Ukrainian history.
The Ukrainian military has its own icon image of the Holy virgin of the Ukrainian artist-painter Yuri Nikitin. The canvas depicts Ukrainian defenders and public figures from different generations.
There stands the Prince Vladimir the Great Hetman Ivan Mazepa, Cossacks, soldiers of the Ukrainian people’s Republic and the modern participants of the revolution of Dignity, the soldiers of the ATO, and above them is the virgin with the protective cover in the hands.
The idea of creating shrines endorsed military chaplains, which in the Kyiv Patriarchate are more than five hundred. A new icon was unveiled and consecrated in St. Michael’s Cathedral in Kiev. Soon we were taking her to the ATO.
“This icon it is dedicated to the present. There are soldiers who are defending our country and who continue the traditions of Ukrainian knighthood,” explained the painter Nikitin. “It will become an icon like sailors Saint Nicholas, as this icon will be a real blessing for military chaplains and all military who fight for our independence,” said chaplain Andrew Brincat.
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