Icon of the Kazan Mother of God, Appearance of


Commemorated on July 8

The Wonderworking Copy of the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God, found in 1579, is in the Kazan cemetery church named for Prince Theodore and his sons, David and Constantine. The holy icon is venerated by the residents of the city.

Troparion (Tone 4) –

O Tender-hearted defender, Mother of our Lord,
Intercede for us before your Son, Christ our God!
Save all who hasten to take shelter
Under your strong protection!
Defend, O Mistress, Empress and Lady,
All who in danger or misfortune,
Or weakened with the malady of many sins
Stand before Your holy Image
Praying with tears and humble mind,
Repentant heart and invincible hope.
Free them from all evil; give them the grace they need,
And save us all, O Virgin Mother of God,
For you are the divine refuge of your followers!

Kontakion (Tone 4) –

O all-blameless Virgin Mother of Christ God:
Your most holy soul was pierced by a sword
When you beheld your Son and God willfully crucified,
Therefore never cease to pray to Him, O all-blessed One,
That He may grant us remission of our sins!

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