There is an Icon in his home town Church in Silivria, which Saint Nektarios had a great Spiritual connection to as he was growing up. Years later when he settled in his Monastery in Aegina, Saint Nektarios asked a Monk to Paint a version of this Icon which he kept in his bedroom and spent many hours each day and night Praying in front of. Furthermore, it was here that he wrote many Prayers, Hymns and Spiritual Books. One Prayer he wrote to Our Most Blessed Lady the Mother of God, titled ‘O Virgin Pure’, after she appeared to him in a dream asking him to record it. It is often chanted during private Prayer and at Church, particularly on the Feast Days of Saint Nektarios and the Mother of God.