Belarusian School of Icon Painting
Virgin Hodigitria of Kalozha
This famous icon existed in Kalozha Orthodox Christian Church of Saints Boris and Gleb (built in XII c.) in Hrodna until beginning of the XX c.
Built on the high right bank of Nioman river in the second half of XII c. near the Castle Hill. The Southern wall was destroyed in 1853 as a result of earth slide caused by Nioman flooding. The church has been conserved and is now fuctioning.
This icon has a history of miraculous healings associated with it and was an object of religious pilgrimages to Kalozha Church from distant areas of Russian Empire.
The current color illustration is a drawing made by an artist - S. Kudriavtsev in 1867 for a book.
The icon has disappeared from Kalozha Church eitherr in WWI or WWII. It is currently being searched for by the priest of Kalozha Church.
If you have any information about the icon please contact us. Thank you.
References used in page:
"Ikanapis Belarusi XV-XVIII
stahoddziau"("Icon Painting of Belarus in XV-XVIII centuries"),
Minsk - 1994, publishing house "Belarus",Ed.: N.F. Vysockaia.
"Arhitektura Belarusi. Encyklapedychny
davednik" ("Architecture of Belarus. Short Encycopedia") Ed.: A.A.
Voinau and others, Minsk - 1993, Publishing house "Belaruskaia Encyklapedyia, named
after Piatrus' Brouka".
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