Orthodox icon | Mother of God of Kazan | 24941

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24941
  • Russian icon
  • 35.5 x 29.8 cm | 14.0 x 11.7 in
  • 19th century

Description

The Icon of the Mother of God of Kazan, also known as Kazanskaya, holds a special place in the Eastern Orthodox Christian tradition, particularly in Russian Orthodoxy. This icon is renowned for its historical significance and its association with miraculous events. July 8 and October 22.

The icon is believed to have been discovered in the 16th century, in the city of Kazan, Russia. According to tradition, a young girl named Matrona found the icon buried in the ashes of a burnt house. It is said that the icon miraculously healed her mother from a severe illness. News of this miracle quickly spread, and the icon gained a reputation for its healing powers and protection. The Kazan Icon of the Mother of God is characterized by its distinctive style, featuring the Virgin Mary holding the Christ Child. The icon has a warm and inviting presence, and it is often depicted with a golden background. Devotees believe that the icon has the power to intercede on their behalf, providing protection, healing, and comfort.

Throughout Russian history, the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God played a significant role in times of crisis and conflict. It is associated with numerous miraculous events and interventions, particularly during wars and epidemics. The icon has been venerated by Russian tsars, soldiers, and ordinary people alike.

One of the most notable historical events involving the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God occurred during the Time of Troubles in the early 17th century. The icon is said to have appeared in the sky above Moscow, inspiring the Russian forces to resist foreign invaders and eventually liberate the city.

Today, the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God is revered in Orthodox churches not only in Russia but also around the world. The original icon is kept in the Kazan Kremlin in Kazan, Russia, and it continues to attract pilgrims and visitors seeking spiritual solace and healing.

The devotion to this icon exemplifies the deep faith and strong connection that Orthodox Christians have with the Mother of God. The Kazan Icon remains a symbol of hope, protection, and divine intervention, reminding believers of the powerful intercession of the Virgin Mary in their lives.

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Orthodox icon | Mother of God of Kazan | 24941
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