(Greek: Παναγία Πορταΐτισσα;
Georgian: ივერიის ღვთისმშობლის ხატი)
or the Iviron Theotokos is an Eastern Orthodox icon of the Virgin Mary which was painted by Luke the Evangelist, according to the Sacred Tradition of the Eastern Orthodox Church.
The synaxis (feast day)
for this icon is on February 12, as well as on Bright Tuesday.
November 11/24 we commemorate one of the copies of the Iveron Mother of God Icon, called the
Montreal Iveron Icon,
from which abundant grace poured forth to the Russian diaspora and many other Orthodox Christians. As God’s Providence and the Mother of God would have it, the man who was found worthy to receive this icon from Mount Athos and become its custodian was in fact a convert to Orthodoxy from Catholicsim—José Muñoz from Chile, now also known as “Brother José.”