The image of the icon
of the Mother of God
called Peschanskaya is famous as one of the miraculous images of the Kazan Mother of God style.
The appearance of this image is connected with the name of St Joseph, the Russian bishop/saint of Belgorod. In 1754 (also the year of his death) St Joseph
left his diocese and on the eve of his arrival in Belgorod he had a dream that in a certain church and in a forgotten place there was an icon of the Mother of God. From this icon came the Virgins voice saying Look what was done to my image by the servers of the church. She affected Bishop Joseph, before visiting the churches he examined the exteriors and interiors. Visiting the city of Izum he went to the Ascension Church and there he recognized the icon he saw in his dream. The icon was kept in a dirty portion where the charcoal was stored for the censers. At his command the icon was placed in a large case and in 1792 the church together with the icon was transferred to another location in the suburbs Peschi.
Through the prayers to the Peschanskaya icon of the Mother of God many miracles occurred, people were healed from incurable diseases and people glorified the Virgin as the defender of mankind.
The Peschanskaya icon of the Most Pure Mother of God appears to be the Protectress and defender of Russia in the days of difficult trails. Feast Day of the Icon is Oct 22/Nov 4
SIZE: 10 1/4" x 8 3/4"
High quality item.
The icon has a hook on the back and can be placed on wall.