August 10 is the feast day of the wonderworking Supraśl Icon of the Mother of God. On that day, many pilgrims go to the Monastery of the Annunciation in Supraśl, North Eastern Poland.
On the same day the Smolensk Hodigitria Icon of the Mother of God is celebrated, which highlights the relationships between the Polish province of Podlaskie and the Russian city of Smolensk, and the connection between both icons. The Suprasl Icon is actually a 16th copy of the 11th century Smolesnk Icon.
Despite the heat and the hindrance caused by road repairs, pilgrims flocked to the place by various means of transportation.
The celebration consisted of an All-Night Vigil, an akathist, and a panihikda for the monastery’s former abbot, Archbishop Miron, as well as Divine Liturgies, and a procession to conclude. Metropolitan Sawa of Warsaw and All Poland was assisted by many hierarchs.
Click here to watch a video of the event.