November 19, 2011 5 Comments
Yes, at the International Space Station:
An icon of the Mother of God was prominently displayed on a Russian spacecraft during a recent television broadcast from the International Space Station. The display of a religious image, during a broadcast that was seen around the world, illustrates the enormous change in Russia since the fall of the Communist regime.
The icon—an image of the beloved Mother of God of Kazan—was a gift to the Russian space program from Patriarch Kirill of Moscow. The Orthodox leader had expressed the desire that the icon would be taken on the historic journey marking the 50th anniversary of man’s exploration in outer space.