The Venerable Vyshensk Copy of the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God:
Commemorated on July 8
Vyshensk Copy of the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God: At the time of the
1812 War, whilst fleeing the French, the Moscow nun Mironia Dankova set off to
the Tambovsk Ascension monastery. She took with her a Kazan Icon – given her
in parental blessing. Along the way the coachman intended to murder Mironia.
Mironia turned to the Mother of God, and from the Icon resounded the Voice:
"Fear not, I am thine Mediatrix". The coachman suddenly went blind
and only after repenting did he regain his sight.
© 1996-2001 by translator Fr. S. Janos.