Icon of the Mother of God Weeping “Kaplunovka” in Kazan

The Kaplunovka Icon of the Kazan Mother of God, after its wondrous appearance in a dream to the priest Ioann, on September 11, 1689 he purchased it from a Moscow iconographer who was passing through the village of Kaplunovka.

On the Third Sunday of the Great Fast, the icon shone with an extraordinary light, and was then transferred into the local Kaplunovka church. The depiction on this icon resembles the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God. The Kaplunovka Icon was on the field of battle at Poltava in 1709.

More than once Russian armies prayed before the holy icon. The celebration of the Theotokos in honor of her wonderworking Kaplunovka Icon was established in the year 1766.