Historic icon on procession

Historic icon on procession

A monk attends a procession in Thessaloniki, northern Greece, on Monday, of an icon of the Panagia Soumela – believed to have been painted in the 4th century by the Apostle Luke – which for centuries reposed in a Greek Orthodox monastery on the Black Sea coast of northeast Turkey. The icon’s procession coincides with the centenary of the genocide of Pontic Greeks in 1919-22. [Intime News] 

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