Our Lady Of Kazan Icon

Our Lady of Kazan Hand-Painted Icon

US$ 60.00US$ 170.00

Our Lady of Kazan icon is hand-painted & crafted in Greece. Our Lady Of Kazan is one of the most popular devotions to the Virgin Mary in Russia.



About Our Lady of Kazan Icon

The 13th-century miraculous Kazan Icon is one of the most popular devotions to the Virgin Mary in Russia. Because of her timely intercession for Russia in various battles, Our Lady of Kazan became known as the “protectress of Russia” and associated with the very destiny of Russia as a nation.

In 1918, the Icon disappeared from Our Lady of Kazan Basilica in Moscow, but her story did not end there. It was found and purchased around 1970 by the Blue Army of Our Lady of Fatima with the intent of safeguarding it in Fatima until after Russia’s conversion, when it would be returned. The Kazan Icon thus took on a special symbolic value for the West also, linked to the Fatima prophecies. In 1993 the Blue Army gave it to John Paul II, and it remained in his private apartments for a decade.

 Virgin of Kazan. Казанская Божья Матерь
Our Lady of Kazan. Virgin of Kazan. Theotokos of Kazan.

On August 26, 2004, the Virgin of Kazan went on display on the altar of St. Peter’s Basilica. Two days later, it was delivered to Moscow. Vatican Cardinal Walter Kasper handed the icon back to the Russian Orthodox Church in a ceremony at the Kremlin’s Cathedral of the Assumption, as a personal gift from Pope John Paul II.

It would be almost one year later, on the next feast day of the holy icon – July 21, 2005 – that Patriarch Alexius II placed it in the Annunciation Cathedral of the Kazan Kremlin. The Virgin of Kazan was back where she belonged – and where she had conquered, it seemed, the forces of communism.

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Additional information

Weight300 g
Dimensions30 x 20 x 5 cm

Small 7 x 5-1/2 inch, Medium 9-3/4 x 7-1/4 inch, Large 11-1/2 x 8-1/2 inch