Icon of the Mother of God “Tenderness” of the Pskov Caves


Commemorated on June 23 (also on May 21, August 26, & October 7)

The Pskov Caves Icon of the Most Holy Mother of God, named the “Tenderness” (1542), is famous particularly for the defense of Pskov and the Pskov Caves Monastery from the army of Stephen Bathory in 1581.

This feast is also celebrated on May 21, August 26 and October 7.

The Tenderness Icon of the Mother of God of the Pskov Lavra of the Caves is of the Eleousa (Umilenie) type.

By permission of the Orthodox Church in America (www.oca.org)