Feast of Church in Manila

One of the four holidays of the year in honor of the Iveron Icon of the Mother of God, February 25, coincides with the national holiday – Day of the EDSA Revolution (1986), so on this day many parishioners have the opportunity to visit the temple. In addition, according to tradition, the Iveron parish on this day invites priests and parishioners of all parishes of the Manila Deanery to celebrate together. The icon was found by Athos monks on Easter Tuesday in the 11th century. October 26, 1648 its copy was met in Moscow (after the revolution in 1917 it was lost). February 25, 1656, another copy was transferred to the Valdai Monastery, and on May 6, 2012, the first copy was rediscovered and handed over to the Church.