Mother of God "Kazan"
The Kazanskaya icon of the Mother of God is said to have come to Russia from Constantinople in the 13th century. The icon gained much popularity in the 16th century, however, when the Virgin appeared in a dream to a 10 year old girl named Matrona and told her where she could find this image (which had been lost for some time). Once the image was found it was brought to the church of St. Nicholas, where a blind man was then healed. Since this time the Kazan Mother of God has been a well known wonderworking icon throughout all of Russia.