Black Madonna of Częstochowa - Devotion To The Image of The Black Madonna of Częstochowa in Other Traditions

Devotion To The Image of The Black Madonna of Częstochowa in Other Traditions

As evidenced from the icon on the right, it appears Orthodox Christians were not unaware of the Black Madonna. They too venerate her. In Vodou, it is believed that a common depiction of Erzulie has its roots in copies of the icon of the Black Madonna of Częstochowa, brought to Haiti by Polish soldiers fighting on both sides of the Haitian Revolution from 1802 onwards. In her Petro nation aspect as Erzulie Dantor she is often depicted as a scarred and buxom woman, holding a child protectively in one hand and a knife in the other. She is a warrior and particularly a fierce protector of women and children. In Santeria, this image is referred to as Santa Barbara Africana.

Ukrainians also have a special devotion for the Madonna of Częstochowa.

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