Icon of the Mother of God "Quick to Hearken"


According to Church tradition, the original icon was painted in the 10th century. There is a copy oi" the icon made at the Dochiariu Monastery on Mount Athos in 1664. It is impossible to tell when this type of icon appeared in Russia, but it was only in the second half of the 19th century that it became widespread here, This particular copy is based on the Chernigov type of the Icon of the Mother of God. Copies of this miracle-working icon worked numerous cures. One of them occurred on November 14, 1887. when a certain widow. Anastasia Frolova, from the town of Ruza not far from Moscow was miraculously healed. By that time she had for twenty years been suffering from fits of madness, rampaging and screaming wildly and tilling people around her with great terror. Her relatives advised her to go to Moscow and visit the Chapel of St. Pantelcimon the Great Martyr She followed their advice and came to the chapel when the Icon of' the Mother of God "Quick to Hearken" was being translated there from the Mount Athos metochion in Polyanka Street. After a divine service was conducted her fits stopped and never recurred again, Feast day: November y/22.