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The Kazan Icon of the Mother of God is one of the most venerated icons of the Mother of God in Russia. The icon and its lists became famous for the miracles of the mercy of the Blessed Virgin to the Russian people. This image became a nationwide shrine - a sign of the special participation of the Virgin in the fate of Russia. The icon appeared in Kazan in 1579, shortly after the capture of the Kazan kingdom by the Tatars by Ivan the Terrible, in a dream of one pious girl named Matrona. In the vision, the Mother of God ordered her to inform the archbishop and the mayor that they should take the icon from the earth. In this case, the place itself was indicated. The dream was repeated three more times, until the Matron heard a voice: "If you do not fulfill my command, then I will appear in another place, and you will perish".
Then the nine-year-old resident of the recently burned city found together with her mother the list of the Mother of God hidden in the earth. When the icon was recovered and transferred to the Annunciation church, many healings were accomplished, especially the blind. Tsar Ivan the Terrible ordered to arrange a convent at the place where the icon was found, and the Matrona later became its rector. The celebration of the icon is established in gratitude for the deliverance of Moscow and all of Russia from the invasion of the Poles in 1612. In 1709 Peter the First with his troops prayed before the icon, and in 1721 - transferred one of the lists to St. Petersburg. The Kazan image of the Mother of God overshadowed the Russian soldiers, and on the feast of the Kazan Icon in 1812, Russian troops for the first time defeated the French. Kazan temples often adorn monasteries. For example, the main temple of the Novodevichy Convent in St. Petersburg is the Church of Our Lady of Kazan. As the new martyr and confessor wrote, the Russian archbishop Hilarion (Troitsky), who found the last refuge in the cemetery of St. Petersburg Novodevichy Convent: "Monks especially honor the Most Holy Virgin and Mother ... She herself is the patroness of monasticism ... monks are confessors and preachers of spiritual poverty, saving man ".
The significance of the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God
Before this icon, we have always prayed for the defense of the Motherland from the invaders. Therefore, the meaning and prayer of the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God are based on the fact that her presence in the house helps protect the family from all ills. The image is also taken to be placed near the crib of the child, because it protects him from evil. If you are interested in what the Kazan icon of the Mother of God helps, please note that it is blessed by young people for marriage. A good solution is to buy the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God for the girl, since it is she who should pray for a successful marriage.
You can buy the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God by handmade artwork in the workshop "Vladimir Mikhailov". The artist created a unique jewelry collection of Orthodox images, among which, of course, the icon of the Kazan Mother of God of silver, platinum with diamonds or other insets. Thanks to the original creative approach, deep knowledge of jewelry, and the use of high-quality materials, Vladimir Mikhailov manages to create masterpieces that few people can leave indifferent.
Medallions of the correct oval form are framed with a border with a pattern of semicircular petals. Sconce icons filled with sacred images very tightly, with virtually no spatial pauses. Such a composition gives the products integrity, visually enlarging figures inscribed in a miniature oval "rosette." On the back - "Song of the Theotokos." The image can be recommended not only to monastics, but also to soldiers and preachers of the Word of God. Before the Kazan icon pray for the healing of sick eyes and spiritual insight, which consists in the vision of their sins.
Staromoskovskiy Cross "The Kazan Image of the Virgin"
The forms of this cross are simple and noble. Its rectangular branches are slightly spaced from the middling so that the overall composition fits into a compact rectangle. The finest lines of the drawing on the back are supported by the restrained rhythm of the microscopic inscription. Perfection of proportions was combined with skillful art work. "Дссьвисит на древе, Иже на водах the ground is stuck; the King of angels is crowned with thorns; in a false scarlet robe, clothe the sky with clouds, "is sung in one of the verses of Great Friday. Cosmocrat and Lord of the world, the Creator of all things wished to reconcile to death, only to bring out the fallen human race from hell.
The image of the Kazan Mother of God, so glorified in the battles, so much revered by the royal prayer books and monastics, is an icon of majesty, which speaks of spiritual victory. The Hodegetria with the worthy Infant Christ produces a severe impression, putting the thirst of a feat in the heart, enlightening to the magnanimity and courage that is so lacking in the modern era.
Cross Poklonniy "The Kazan Image of the Virgin"
The cross with the Crucifixion and the image of the Virgin is distinguished by the nobility of a laconic form and grace. The product is full of church symbols. On the butt of the bottom, the beam and the cross contain the traditional inscription "Spasi and Save "; on the head-ear - a filigree prayer to the Cross "Yes, God will Rise ...". From the rounded sredokresti openwork patterns in the form of a bud and a lily-crane emerge, and the beams of the cross are decorated with buds. On the front side of the image of the Crucifixion is accompanied by the inscription "King of Glory". On the reverse side - the image of Our Lady of Kazan in a round medallion, decorated with pearl surroundings as a sign of the Virgin. Under the image is prayer. The silhouette of the cross with the outgoing rays of the Krishna reminds us not only of the shape of the cross of the cross, but also the image of the eight-pointed Mother of God, which can be seen in the images of the Virgin's vesture, which is in full accordance with the image of the Mother of God on the back.