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On 20 of May, at the end of the Divine Liturgy in the church of the holy apostles Peter and Paul in Hong Kong, the Rector Rtv. Fr. Dionisy Pozdnyaev with Priest Antony Seraphimovich and Priest Anatoly Kung, performed a moleben before icon of the Mother of God of Hong Kong and consecrated this icon.
This icon symbolizes the patronage of the Mother of God over Hong Kong and China. Peonies at the foot of the throne with Chinese ornament symbolize China, and the flower of Hong Kong bauhinia (orchid) on the omophorion of the Most Holy Theotokos reveals Her patronage over Hong Kong as the city that connects the Church in Mainland China and the Orthodox Church around the rest of the world.
The icon was painted by St. Petersburg icon painter Dmitry Selivanov. Fundraising for painting of the icon was held around the world, a significant contribution was made by Orthodox believers from Germany in memory of the first rector of the Hong Kong parish archpriest Dimitriy Uspensky. The board for the icon and some of the materials for its painting were offered by the widow of deacon Vladimir Grigoriev, who intended to begin work on this image.
Prayer services before the icon of the Mother of God of Hong Kong will be performed in the church on a weekly basis on Tuesdays, at 7 pm.