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Free First Sunday

June 2 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Enjoy free admission on the first Sunday of each month, courtesy of the Nypro Foundation.

Film – The Return of the Icon

Showing at 11:00 am and 1:00pm (Length 1 hour and 20 minutes)

Enjoy a free showing of the film The Return of the Icon

According to tradition, the Tikhvin Icon of the Mother of God was painted by the Apostle Luke. It appeared in Russia in 1383 near the Tikhvinka River in northern Russia, and has since been one of the most revered icons of the Russian Orthodox Church. For almost 600 years it resided at the Dormition Monastery in Tikhvin which became an important place of pilgrimage. All this changed after 1917 with the rise of Communism and the Second World War, when the icon’s very existence was threatened.

The Return of the Icon recounts the story of an extraordinary journey into exile through war-torn Russia and Eastern Europe to safety in the United States, and its triumphant return in the summer of 2004 to the newly restored monastery in Tikhvin.