300,000+ venerate recently found Moscow copy of the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God

Kazan, June 18, 2024

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The recently discovered revered Moscow copy of the wonderworking Kazan Icon of the Mother of God was recently delivered to the cathedral of the Kazan-Theotokos Monastery in Kazan itself, drawing thousands of Orthodox faithful.

The icon stopped in Kazan on June 14-16 as part of the All-Russian procession that began from the Moscow Kremlin on May 6, reports the Russian Orthodox Church.

The Moscow Kazan Icon, before which the heroes Pozharsky and Minin prayed before defeating the Poles in 1612, was recently discovered by His Holiness Patriarch Kirill himself in the patriarchal residence in Peredelkino, outside Moscow. The original Kazan Icon, which was stolen in 1904, remains lost.

Hierarchical services and molebens with an akathist to the Mother of God were held in the cathedral every day during the icon’s stay in Kazan.

Thus far, the icon has visited 20 dioceses, with more than 300,000 Orthodox faithful having the opportunity to venerate it.

Altogether, the icon will visit 60 cities throughout Russia.

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