Icon of the Mother of God of the Pskov Caves


Commemorated on August 26

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.

Its celebration is also on May 21, June 23 and October 7.

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

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