Blessing Of The Great And Holy Monastery Of Vatopaidi Mount Athos.
In Byzantine times, the Abbot heard the following words from the icon. «Do not open the gates of the Monastery today, but go to the walls and drive off the pirates!». As he turned to look at the icon, he saw the Holy Child putting His hand over the mouth of His Mother saying, «Don’t look after these sinners. Let them be punished by the pirates as they deserved!». But the blessed Virgin, repeated the same words.