The main icon of Orthodox firefighters "Burning Bush" celebrates its patronal holiday on September 17

17 September 2020, Thursday

The icon of the mother of God "Burning Bush" is one of the most revered icons, which is considered the defender of housing and people from fire. Russian firefighters call the "Burning Bush" their patroness and intercessor.

 In thanksgiving prayers will be attended by the staff of the Main Department of EMERCOM of Russia in the Republic of Tatarstan and Ministry of emergency situations of Tatarstan.

The icon "Burning Bush" has long been revered by believers as a defender from fires, natural disasters and disasters associated with fire and lightning. Orthodox firefighters consider the "Burning Bush" their "professional" icon.

 The icon of the mother of God "Burning Bush" has been revered by the Orthodox since time immemorial as a guard against lightning and fires. And Russian firefighters honor this image of the most Holy Theotokos as their patroness. In 1680, the Church established a patronal feast for the icon "Burning Bush", setting it for September 17.

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