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Welcome to the forum, forrest!

I don't know that a Russian Studies Department still exists at Fordham. I just looked at the University's website and I see that there are Russian language courses offered and at least a few theology department courses in Orthodoxy, but that looks to be all that remains. I believe that most of Fordham's Russian Studies were transferred to the University of Scranton, whether that included religious objects like icons, I don't know. you might inquire of either of the two universities.

Father Economos Romanos Russo, formerly rector of St Michael's Russian Greek-Catholic Church in NYC may know a bit more about it. Father is a member here; I'll message him and and ask him to look at the thread and see if he can offer any info in response to your question.

Many years,

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Originally Posted by forrest
I have been trying to find this icon. It was written by the Russian exiles in Europe approximately 1950- 1953.
The Fatimskaya was written by George Morozoff of Paris in 1950. Please my previous post for more info.

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The icon was a gift to the Blue Army of Our Lady of Fatima, USA.
It was to be in the Byzantine Chapel in Domis Pacis in Fatima, Portugal.
Domis Pacis was finished around 1956. The icon was never placed in the Byzantine Chapel.
The icon was placed in the Byzantine Chapel of the Dormition.
I've attached a b&w photo of the founder of the Blue Army, Msgr. Harold V. Colgan, holding an icon of Our Lady of Fatima. It may be the original that was painted in 1950.

In the booklet, Welcome to the Byzantine-Russian Catholic Chapel in Fatima, written by the late Mitred Archimandrite John Mowatt, former rector of the Byzantine Chapel at Fatima, the Fatimskaya was placed in a shrine to the right of the sanctuary steps of the chapel.

If you go to the original post of this thread, you will read how Filipe YTOL went to the chapel and took photos of the icon and made a jpg image: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/pipos/blogsantiago.jpg

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My research has shown the icon to be in the Russian Studies Department in Fordham Univeristy.
I am interested in learning more about your research.

I did find the following article that may interest you:

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The Pilgrim Virgin Icon of Our Lady of Fatima is the first icon commissioned by the World Apostolate of Fatima’s Byzantine Division to represent the message of Fatima to the East. It is a unique icon inspired by a 1950’s print of Our Lady of Fatima from Fordham University’s Russian Studies Department. The icon itself removes the imagery of the children and the large populations surrounding Our Lady in the previous image and instead focuses primarily on Our Lady. This is the same emphasis taken from the inspired image at Our Lady of Fatima Russian Catholic Church in San Francisco. Source.

The icon at Fordham was a print.

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Father Economos Romanos Russo tells me that the icon used to be in the chapel of Soloviev Hall (at the John XXIII Center for Eastern Christian Studies at Fordham.) He says that it was afterwards transferred to "Saint Joseph's University, Scranton" - there is one issue here. St Joseph's, a Jesuit University, is in Philadelphia. I think Father Economos meant to reference the University of Scranton, which is also a Jesuit University and the place to which I understood the Eastern Studies to have been relocated. Father did indicate that he was unsure whether it was moved elsewhere thereafter. Hope that info, and the info griego supplied above, are of some assistance to you.

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Originally Posted by forrest
I have been trying to find this icon. It was written by the Russian exiles in Europe approximately 1950- 1953. The icon was a gift to the Blue Army of Our Lady of Fatima, USA. It was to be in the Byzantine Chapel in Domis Pacis in Fatima, Portugal.
Domis Pacis was finished around 1956. The icon was never placed in the Byzantine Chapel. My research has shown the icon to be in the Russian Studies Department in Fordham Univeristy.
If you can help I would appreciate it very much.
my email is: ihm51@neo.rr.com

forrest,

Click the following image link: [img]https://scontent-lax3-2.xx.fbcdn.ne...da81c26f00f9de6d059ba8ea&oe=6141F5F7[/img]

It leads to a photo taken in 2016 of the Mother of God of Kazan shrine located within the Byzantine Chapel. You will see on the right-hand side the icon of Our Lady of Fátima.
It appears to be the same icon that Msgr. Harold V. Colgan, founder of the Blue Army, is shown holding in the photo I posted in my previous post. The frames look alike.

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Originally Posted by forrest
I have been trying to find this icon. It was written by the Russian exiles in Europe approximately 1950- 1953. The icon was a gift to the Blue Army of Our Lady of Fatima, USA. It was to be in the Byzantine Chapel in Domis Pacis in Fatima, Portugal.
Domis Pacis was finished around 1956. The icon was never placed in the Byzantine Chapel. My research has shown the icon to be in the Russian Studies Department in Fordham Univeristy.
If you can help I would appreciate it very much.
my email is: ihm51@neo.rr.com

forrest.

Attached is the Fátima icon on the cover of the May-June 1985 issue of SOUL Magazine, the official magazine of the World Apostolate of Fatima, USA.
On the inside cover, it states:

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The beautiful icon of Our Lady of Fatima in the Byzantine or "Russian" style shows all the people of the world gathered around Our Lady. Of interest are the prostrate figures of the Muslims and the three children of Fatima (in the lower left corner). The lettering alongside the images of both Our Lord and Our Lady is found on all icons where the Savior and His Mother are shown together. The original icon is in the Byzantine Chapel of our International Center in Fatima.

The icon is there at the Byzantine Catholic Chapel of the Dormition in Domus Pacis, the international headquarters of the World Apostolate of Fatima.

The icon was written/painted in 1950 by George Morozoff of Paris, who also wrote/painted the icons of the iconostasis for the chapel.

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