Icon of the Mother of God of White Lake

The White Lake Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos resembles the Vladimir Icon (May 21, June 23, August 26) in appearance. It was originally in the cell of St Cyril of White Lake (June 9), who often prayed before it.

One day, while chanting the Akathist before this icon, the Mother of God appeared to St Cyril and told him to establish a monastery on White Lake.

The Archangels Michael and Gabriel are seen on either side of the Virgin’s head, and various saints are depicted around the border of the icon.

The White Lake Icon is also commemorated on June 8.