Icon of the Mother of God “Virgin of Tenderness” from the Pskov Caves

The Pskov Caves “Tenderness” Icon of the Mother of God was painted and brought to the Pskov Caves monastery through the efforts of the Pskov merchants Basil and Theodore in the year 1521. It was glorified by miracles of healing in 1524. This holy icon and also the Dormition Icon were glorified in 1581 during the siege of Pskov by the Polish king Stephen Bathory.

The October 7 Feast of the “Tenderness” Icon was established in memory of the deliverance of Pskov from the invasion of Napoleon in 1812.