This Icon was
donated to the cave Church of St. Michael the Archistrategus at the Gethsemane
Skete by a young woman by the name of Alexandra Filippova. The Icon, painted on
a piece of canvas in the 18th century, is an exact copy of the Ilyinskaya-Chernigov
Icon of the Mother of God, only smaller.
Adrianova, a peasant woman living in the Tula Gubernia, who had for
nine years been suffering from palsy, was suddenly healed when she was brought
near the Icon. All of a sudden she cried, "Let go of me," then got to
her feet and, with tears of tender emotion in her eyes, prostrated herself before
the holy image. After that the woman was able to walk unaided and only felt
certain weakness in her leg. -Metropolitan Innokenty of Moscow personally questioned
the healed woman and on September 26 ordered a divine service to be conducted
before the Icon. Since that time, the Icon began to work various miracles.
Feast days: April 16/29 and September 1/14.