Appearance of the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God

Troparion — Tone 4

O Tender-hearted defender, Mother of our Lord, / Intercede for us before your Son, Christ our God! / Save all who hasten to take shelter / Under your strong protection! / Defend, O Mistress, Empress and Lady, / All who in danger or misfortune, / Or weakened with the malady of many sins / Stand before Your holy Image / Praying with tears and humble mind, / Repentant heart and invincible hope. / Free them from all evil; give them the grace they need, / And save us all, O Virgin Mother of God, / For you are the divine refuge of your followers!

Kontakion — Tone 4

O all-blameless Virgin Mother of Christ God: / Your most holy soul was pierced by a sword / When you beheld your Son and God willfully crucified, / Therefore never cease to pray to Him, O all-blessed One, / That He may grant us remission of our sins!