Orthodox icon | Mother of God of Kazan | Bronze | 24855
- Typ: Russian icon
- Material: Bronze-/Brass-/Metal
- Age: 19th century
- Size: 5.5 x 5.5 cm | 2.2 x 2.2 in
Orthodox icon | Mother of God of Kazan | Bronze | 24855.
This Orthodox icon, crafted from metals like bronze or brass, showcases a unique image of Jesus and the Mother of God. Unlike usual images, Jesus stands to her left, raising his right hand in blessing. The Mother of God tilts her head toward him, showing maternal warmth.
In 1579, in Kazan, a nine-year-old, Matrona, had three dreams. The Mother of God told her to inform the archbishop about a buried icon under a burnt house’s ashes. At first, people ignored her.
Still determined, Matrona and her mother began searching on July 8. While her mother found nothing, Matrona unearthed the pristine icon.
In 1811, they moved the icon to Moscow and later to Kazan Cathedral in St. Petersburg. The Kazan icon is revered across Russia, and its images adorn every church and religious home.
Newlyweds seek the icon’s blessings for their family. It’s celebrated on its feast days, July 8 and October 22.