The Kinks - Kinks
The Kinks debut from 1964, whilst not their best work, is the genesis of what they would become over the rest of the 60s and beyond. Like most pop albums of that period, it is made up of a combination of songs by the band and covers of other artists/writers works, but it contains Ray Davies' calling card with You Really Got Me.
The Kinks would go on to be icons of British music, and Ray Davies would write some of the most timeless songs in pop history. This is where it started, and it is a fine 60s pop record perfect for a summer day.
Appearance of the Tikhvin #Icon of the #MotherofGod
According to #ancient#tradition , the wonderworking icon of Tikhvin is one of several painted by St Luke the #Evangelist . The icon was taken from #Jerusalem to #Constantinople in the fifth century, where it was enshrined in the #Church of Blachernae, which was built especially for this purpose.
In 1383, seventy years before the fall of Constantinople at the hands of the Turks, fishermen on Lake Ladoga in the principality of Novgorod the Great witnessed the icon miraculously hovering over the lake's waters amidst a radiant light. According to an early sixteenth century Russian manuscript, "The Tale of Miracles of the Icon of the Tikhvin Mother of God," the Theotokos herself decided that her image should leave Constantinople, perhaps in anticipation of the impending fall of the #Byzantine#Empire .
Shortly after its miraculous appearance, the icon was discovered in several neighboring towns, including the village of Motchenitsy on the bank of the Tikhvinka River, before it finally appeared near the town of Tikhvin. A wooden church dedicated to the #Dormition of the #Theotokos was built on the site of the icon's final resting place. Miraculously, the icon survived a number of fires.
In 1613-1614, the Swedish army, having seized #Novgorod , made several attempts to destroy the monastery. The countless prayers offered to the Theotokos before the icon were heard, and the #monastery was spared. On one occasion, after monks had been alerted to the approaching #Swedish#army , they decided to flee and to take the icon with them. But the monks soon discovered that they could not remove the icon from its shrine. Seeing this as a sign of the Theotokos' protection, the monks decided not to abandon the monastery, begging the Theotokos to spare them and their beloved spiritual home
It’s been 50 years since Jackie Kennedy visited Ireland on a family holiday with her children Caroline and John Junior. Her first official engagement during the trip was at Dublin Castle, where she is pictured here with then-Taosieach Jack Lynch.