The Kazan Icon of the Mother of God, named the Yaroslavsk

Commemorated on July 8

      The Kazan Icon of the Mother of God, named the Yaroslavsk, was found in the year 1588 in a journey to Kazan by Gerasim, whose hand had become crippled. The Mother of God, appearing to him, gave orders at a directed place to take up Her icon, transport it to the city of Romanov, and put it within a church. The invalid fulfilled these directions precisely and his hand was healed.
      The holy icon was 21 years at Romanov, but in 1609 during the time of the Polish intervention it was taken to Yaroslavl'. The Yaroslavsk people installed the icon in a church, and from it occurred miracles. Nearby the church arose a women's monastery. A copy of the holy icon was sent back to Romanov.

1996-2001 by translator Fr. S. Janos.

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