Ukrainian clergy demonstrating against the war in their country have appeared in media coverage carefully holding an image of the Virgin Mary, her outstretched hands lifting up the edges of a cloak. These pictures depict a particular religious icon known as the “Pokrova” in which Mary’s veil – a “pokrova,” or “cover,” in Ukrainian – is a sign of protection.
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Christianity, Catholicism, Ukraine, Religious symbols, Virgin Mary, Orthodox Christianity, War in Ukraine
Kayla Harris (0000-0002-1672-3022) (2022).
As War Rages, Some Ukrainians Look to Mary for Protection – Continuing a Long Christian Tradition. The Conversation.